Can’t keep our businesses down

By Brian Culp

2020 Mooresville Chamber Board president

Thursday night was supposed to be one of the grand events in the Mooresville Chamber of Commerce year – our annual dinner.

During the annual dinner we recognize the Mooresvillian of the year and the business of the year and give everyone a chance to reflect on the accomplishments from the previous 12 months. Instead, we were all on lockdown — trying to figure out if there is enough food and toiler paper in our houses.

We plan to eventually have that event, though it will be later in the year.

This shouldn’t stop us from recognizing the great things that are happening in our community and our chamber of commerce.

We have a great group of people stepping up to take care of businesses here in Mooresville. You see it on Facebook in the “Be the Good” movement. You see it in our effort to support restaurants by buying both takeout and gift cards. You see it in people making phone calls to neighbors and just generally taking care of each other.

At the Mooresville Chamber of Commerce we also want to help businesses keep in touch with each other and make sales. We will be hosting our first virtual lunch and learn, put on by Jack Klemeyer with Neil Richmund as the presenter. As of Thursday there were already more than 16 people signed up for the event, which will be at 11:30 a.m. March 26.

We plan to do more of these events in coming weeks. Watch our Facebook page and your email for notice as the events are added.

Next week chamber ambassadors, board members and volunteers will be calling every chamber member and asking how they are doing and what we can do to help. We don’t plan to leave it at that either. If your business is not a chamber member, we want to hear from you as well. Send us emails, message us on Facebook or call the chamber office, 317-831-6509.

We plan to spend our time doing everything possible to help businesses connect with customers and survive in this tough climate. Mindy Taylor, executive director, has been incredibly active on Facebook, sharing resources that businesses can use and looking for ways to help.

We encourage everyone reading this to continue doing things to support Mooresville businesses and each other – if there is something we can do for you, let us know.

Brian Culp is an insurance agent with Morgan Insurance Group and is the 2020 president of the Greater Mooresville Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He can be reached by email at or by phone at 317-850-1336.

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