About Us

The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce is a membership, volunteer-led organization.

Purpose

The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce is the recognized leader for business success, strategic economic growth, and community development.

To achieve its purpose, the Chamber operates under the following guiding principles:

  • Is proactive and focused on priorities as related to its purpose.
  • Represents the business interests of its members.
  • Promotes the general overall economic and cultural growth of the community.
  • Utilizes a decision-making process that is ethical, honest and legal without prejudice.
  • Elects and appoints leaders that are individuals of high integrity and excellent character.
  • Participates in projects and initiatives that are capable of successful completion.
  • Views change as opportunity for development and improvement.
  • Embraces diversity and promotes inclusiveness.
  • Collaborates with other organizations for community and regional benefit.
  • Uses human and financial resources wisely.
  • Provides bold leadership.
  • Exudes a positive attitude.

The Chamber

Greenville and Pitt County make up one of the fastest growing areas in the state and the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce has been a major player in bringing new business and development into the county. The Chamber plays a vital role as a uniting force between business and citizens to ensure continued progress.

The Chamber is a volunteer organization of business, professional, industrial, and community leaders working together to create and maintain an economically strong county. Its objectives are designed to advance the development of the community, to ensure effective government, to maintain a favorable climate for sound economic growth, and to improve the overall quality of life for Pitt County's citizens.

The countywide, 5-Star Accredited Chamber currently has more than 900 members and is managed by a member-elected Board of Directors. A professional staff working closely with the Chamber's various committees handles the Chamber's day-to-day operations. Ayden, Grifton, and Farmville affiliates, though an integral part of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber, are independent and financially self-supporting organizations with their own members.

Revenue raised from membership investments goes back into the Chamber to support its personnel expenses, general operating costs, and programs. Located in the historic Fleming House on Greene Street in downtown Greenville, the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the continued growth and prosperity of Pitt County. The Chamber is equally committed to maintaining the natural resources and quality of life that make the area a garden spot and desirable place to live and work.

Click here to view the By-Laws (PDF) of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.

5-Star Accreditation

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce is the only program of its kind that defines excellence in chamber planning and recognizes chambers for outstanding contributions toward positive change in their communities.  The purpose of the U.S. Chamber's Accreditation Program is to facilitate continuing excellence in the chamber industry and to foster a pro-business environment across America.  With approximately 7,000 chambers in the United States, Accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a prestigious honor that distinguishes the high quality, expertise, and strong leadership displayed by Accredited state and local chambers of commerce.

Of the approximately 7,000 chambers across the country, 112 carry a 5-Star distinction and the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce is the only 5-Star Accredited chamber in the state of North Carolina.


What does it mean for our Chamber?

Earning Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows that the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to:

  • Reviewing, improving, and promoting strong business practices
  • Recognizing leadership and outstanding contributions to the community
  • Supporting the principles of free enterprise and promoting pro-growth policies at federal, state, and local levels
  • Establishing best practices and staying in-step with industry changes

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