Chamber Information

The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission is speak for the business community; support economic growth and educational resources; and to enhance the quality of living by partnering with diverse organizations in and around Elizabethtown, White Lake and all of Bladen County.


BUSINESS PROMOTION: promote member businesses to encourage local support and business sustainability.

BUSINESS ADVOCACY: Advocate for local business issues that affect profitability and sustainability.

RESIDENT/ EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT: Develop strategies in recruit workers and residents to Bladen County.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP: Advocate and support the efforts of local governments to address pressing community needs.

TOURISM PROMOTION: Promote Elizabethtown – White Lake Area as a year-round destination.

CHAMBER SUSTAINABILITY: Reposition the Chamber to meet broader community needs and develop new revenue streams


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2022 Annual report

Our Team:

Terri Dennison Executive Director

    Terri Dennison
Executive Director

Board of Directors


Board Members & Ex-Officio Members

PRESIDENT : Jonathan Langston – White Lake Holiday Resort


PRESIDENT-ELECT: Denise Taylor Bridgers – Lu Mill Vineyard and Taylor Manufacturing

Brad Johnson – Small Business Development Center, Bladen Community College

Linda Gillespie – Campbell Oil

Maurice Williams – Whimsical Florist

Nathan Dowless – DownEast Pest

Adam Smith – Camp Clearwater

Josh Raynor – the Hilton Companies

Open position

Ex-Officio Members of the Board of Directors

PAST PRESIDENT:  Anne Beyer – Farm Bureau 

Sylvia Campbell, Mayor of Elizabethtown

Goldston Womble, Jr Mayor of White Lake

Chuck Heustess, Bladen County Economic Development

Dr. Amanda Lee, President of Bladen Community College

Charles Ray Peterson, Chairman Bladen County Commissioners

Dane Rideout, Elizabethtown Town Manager, Alternate for Mayor of Elizabethtown

Greg Martin, County Manager – Alternate for Bladen County Chairman

Sean Martin, White Lake Town Administrator, Alternate for Mayor of White Lake