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Program of Work Goals and Projects for 2014:
Lenoir County Education Foundation
Chairperson: Chamber Chair Elect, John McPhaul, Chick-fil-A
Staff: Laura Lee Sylvester President and Brandon Donaldson, Director of Operations
The Education Committee and Foundation is a catalyst for educational excellence and an improved quality of life in Lenoir County by connecting the business community and all levels of education through related activities and awareness.
-Support and assist the Lenoir County Public School’s newly created vision, mission and goals.
-Work with schools to host Adult Spelling Bee and other fundraising events to fund the yearly teacher mini grant program
-Find other methods to raise funds and collect school supplies to help children in need
-Support school’s awareness efforts connecting to community, work force development, and businesses.
-Work with the LCPS Gear-up program to develop a project to follow graduates and keep them informed about the community so they may consider staying or moving back to Kinston-Lenoir County.
-Work with the LCPS Gear-up program to help find mentors for the senior projects.
The Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce has been serving Kinston and Lenoir County since 1911. The Chamber acts as a voice and advocate for the community regarding economic, community and government issues and represents Kinston and Lenoir County as a great place to live, work and play.