About The Chamber
& History of South Hill

Our History

On Tuesday, May 26, 1942, twenty-five business and professional men met at the South Side Furniture Co. on South Mecklenburg Avenue and after discussion voted to organize a Chamber of Commerce.

On June 9, 1942, forty-five representatives of local businesses and professional organizations agreed to become members of the South Hill chamber of Commerce.

J. B. Crews, manager of W. S. Peebles & Co. was elected the first president.

Other officers were: Walter Crowder of W. H. Crowder & Sons, Vice-president

M. D. McBride, South Hill Publishing Co., Secretary Howard D. Warren, R. H. Crews & Co., Treasurer

The Board of Directors consisted of: S. P. Anderson, C. V. Montgomery, Jr., Leslie Rutledge, W. E. Jolly, and Meredith C. Dortch.

The Group voted to meet the first Monday of the month for an evening meal with the annual meeting on the first Tuesday of July. The first official meeting in July was held at the Nordan Hotel Restaurant.

Our Mission

Provide leadership for regional business development and positively influence our quality of life.

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Leadership

Meet the dedicated 2024-2025 Chamber Board members and staff committed to supporting and advancing our business community.

Full name
Job title

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Sheldon Barr
Secretary

Gretchen Hayes
Vice President

Paint + Lighting & Design/ The Dogwood

Tammy Manning
Treasurer

First Citizens Bank

Teri Walker
President

Airtec, Inc.

Judy Cleaton

Pine View Assisted Living Facility / M.C.’s Kids

Floyd Edmonds

Xtreme Signs & Graphics

Jean Edwards

Bria Lundy

Lundy Layne

Alex Flowers Pennell

Felicia Young

Sandra F. Tanner
Executive Director

Lisa Clary
Chamber Staff

Charlie Guerrant
Facility Maintenance Coordinator

Anna Harrell
Office Manager

Dawn Pucak
Chamber Staff

Economic Growth

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How to Become a member?

South Hill is a vibrant community that offers a small-town feel with big opportunities for fun and adventure. From our business to our attractions, we focus on new ideas and experiences that captivate our visitors and encourage growth and development for our residents and business owners. South Hill has something for everyone, and our future is filled with new beginnings that promote excitement, growth, and endless possibilities. Join us, be a part of our great transformation, and discover why South Hill is a place residents and visitors proudly call their own.