McDowell County Welcome Center

Positioning for Success

Providing businesses with the resources, services,  and advocacy for economic growth through active community engagement.

Positioning for Success

Providing businesses with the resources, services,  and advocacy for economic growth through active community engagement.

Positioning for Success

Providing businesses with the resources, services,  and advocacy for economic growth through active community engagement.

Positioning for Success

Providing businesses with the resources, services,  and advocacy for economic growth through active community engagement.

Welcome to the McDowell County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center!

The Chamber works closely with local and regional governments, area business owners, and community organizations to support economic growth and encourage community involvement. Since 1957, we have been working to create a community that respects its history and natural resources while utilizing innovative ideas and practices to move boldly into the future.

Whether you’re here on vacation, looking to relocate, or just passing through, we invite you to explore McDowell County’s past and present and encourage you to develop your own list of favorite pastimes. Please drop by the Visitor’s Center to let us know how we can help you make your local adventures even more memorable.

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Thank you to our 2019 Annual Sponsors

McDowell Matters

Business Lessons From My Travels

My family and I traveled recently to my hometown for a wedding. The event was a great success and smiling faces pervaded throughout the evening. The travel, however, was a collection of mishaps and missed opportunities by the airline and the car rental company to earn our loyalty and sing their praises.

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Get Tickets To the Lake House Luau!

Aloha! Get ready for a maikai manawa (good time in Hawaiian)!
Find your best tropical shirt and join us on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 5:00-10:30 at the Marion Lake Club for our Lake House Luau!

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The Balance of Giving Back

We all understand the importance of balance in our lives. In today's breakneck, do-it-all world, it's equally important to understand that doing--for the sake of doing--is not balance. It's more about finding something that rewards our sense of belonging. Doing something for our community that we are passionate about whether it be kids, animals, or food security, or health, creates relationships and in turn, gives us a sense of belonging. Take a look at our area nonprofits and see where you can get plugged into one that gives back--in a big way!

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Welcome New Members!

Programs & Services