‘Casino Night’ kicks off Chamber’s Total Resource Campaign
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 11, 2015
SALISBURY — The Trinity Oaks retirement center transformed into a Vegas casino Monday evening for the kickoff to the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Total Resource Campaign.
“When I walked in, I thought I was at the Bellagio,” Dari Caldwell, chairperson of the Chamber, said of the “Casino Night” theme.
The Eastern Costume Company provided Vegas-styled costumes for the annual campaign’s leaders. Ted Goins of Lutheran Services Carolinas is chairman of the Total Resource Campaign, and he also is the Chamber’s chairman-elect.
During a break in the evening, Goins introduced the team captains: Robert Betler (BB&T), “Helping Hands”; Heather Crawford (Wells Fargo), “Aces”; Bill Johnson (Trinity Oaks), “Trinity High Rollers”; Lynda Lefler (Belk), “Rowan High Rollers”; Nicole Matangira (Matangira Recycling), “Rollin’ with the Chamber”; Ken Mowery (Novant Health Rowan Medical Center), “Bet Your Life”; Bob Setzer (F & M Bank), “The Wild Cards”; and, Janet Spriggs (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College), “Casino Rowan.”
Each team captain has recruited 10 team members to assist them. The campaign runs through Sept. 18.
Goins said the campaign goals are 90 new members, a 90 percent retention of first-year renewals and $5,000 in non-dues revenue. Prizes will be awarded to all volunteers participating, and the top producer will win a vacation package valued at over $2,500. In addition, there are some special perks for all new members who join during the campaign.
All campaign volunteers will participate in a professional sales training session by Tamara Bunte, Institute for Advanced Results Company of Charlotte. The sales-training sessions are at 4 p.m. today or 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Gateway Building, 204 E. Innes St.
— Mark Wineka