In a county where the population is just over 5,800, the Chamber
has over 200 members, an outstanding achievement. Frequent "Issues
Luncheons" are held with topics of interest geared to educate and keep
members informed. Issues Luncheons are generally held the 2nd Tuesday of
the month beginning at 12 noon, as announced.
Community College's Small Business Center, Washington, NC, provides
business seminars throughout the year, both on mainland Hyde County and
Ocracoke Island with business related topics.
The Chamber works closely with the County of Hyde regarding economic
development issues and in the promotion of Hyde County for travel and
tourism. Their association with
Northeast Regional Economic Development Commission, both through economic development and tourism
issues, provides additional resources.
The Chamber takes an active roll in community activities, events and
festivals. They sponsor the annual Mattamuskeet Fun Ride, a bike ride
around and across Lake Mattamuskeet.
are invited to ''Take the Road Less Traveled'' and visit
beautiful mainland Hyde County or Ocracoke Island. Use the below
addresses and phone numbers to let Chamber personnel answer any
questions you may have:
The Chamber of
Commerce is an action agency designed to meet the needs of the entire
Hyde County Community. We serve both the Mainland and Ocracoke Island.
Our Members share a common interest in improving economic conditions,
preserving our heritage, and assuring a future in the County for our
The Chamber was
formed in 1989 by a group of volunteer individuals and businesses to
advance the commercial, financial, industrial, tourism and civic
interests of Hyde County.
Whether you live and
work in Hyde County, or in one of our neighboring communities, you are a
vital part of the future of our County.
As we move forward
into the 21st Century, many changes await us. The challenge we face is
to take advantage of these opportunities while at the same time
maintaining the quality of life that is so unique to Hyde County.
We seek to preserve
the values of those who have gone before us, the abundance of natural
beauty and wildlife, and the heritage and culture of the County. At the
same time, we are aware that ’times are a-changing’ and the future of
our County depends on each of us working together for the good of
the entire County.
Please consider our
invitation to join the Greater Hyde County Chamber of Commerce as your
way to help us meet our common interest goals.
for the Greater Hyde County Chamber of Commerce.
An Investment in the Future…
Dues paid by our
Members, along with an economic development contract with the County of
Hyde provide for the bulk of our operating expenses. Our budget is
occasionally supplemented by the sale of promotional items and grants
for specific projects.