About the Chamber

Our Mission is to strengthen Cleveland County businesses, promote economic development and enhance community vitality. We strive to make Cleveland County an economic leader in western North Carolina and to enhance our members’ success through advocacy, member benefits, and services. Meet the Chamber Board of Directors and Staff.



Chairman –  Mary Carlson, Cleveland Community College Foundation

Past Chair – Craig DeBrew, Duke Energy

Chair-Elect – Chris Monroe, Monroe Tire

Secretary – Christie Martin, American Restoration

Treasurer – Brian Jacobs, Huber + Suhner

Board Members

Mary Carlson, Cleveland Community College

Bill Cowen, Greenheck Fan Corporation

Craig DeBrew, Duke Energy

Scott Fedyshyn, Fedyshyn CPA Group

Tony Fogleman, Cleveland County Schools

Dr. Jason Hurst, Cleveland Community College

Brian Jacobs, Huber + Suhner

Dr. James Magar, Chiropractic Health Associates

Christie Martin

Chris Monroe, Monroe Tire & Service

Chris Pierce, Southern Power Co.

Jeff Ross, Atrium Health

Damon Scott. McDaniel-Scott Agency

Scott Sharp, Edward Jones Investments

Stacey Walker, Greenbrook Design/Walker Woodworking


Alesha Allen, Jeff Kincaid Insurance Group

Allison Brewer, Carolina Federal Credit Union

Angela Padgett, City of Kings Mountain

Calvin Hastings, KTC Broadcasting/WOHS

Damon Scott, McDaniel-Scott Agency, Allstate

Jamie Mathis, Nissan of Shelby

Debra Blanton, Triple BBB Vineyards

Karen Vinesett – Hampton Inn & Suites

Katherine Potemkin, KTC Broadcasting

Pat Whitaker, Salvation Army of Cleveland County

Paul Ingram – Ingram’s Barber Shop

Ric Francis – Carolina Commercial Realty

Ricky Cureton – Berry Business Systems

Sharon Martin – Hospice Cleveland County

Stevie Edwards – Gragg & Gragg

Scott Sharp, Edward Jones Investments