About the Wayne County Chamber

About Us

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce is leading the way to redefining the Chamber experience. You are invited to browse the many opportunities that are available for you, your business and your employees. Join – Advocate – Connect – Engage – Thrive – Prosper in Wayne County. From public policy to talent development, economic development to networking, the Wayne County Chamber is leading the way.

The Chamber is the only place where businesses – large and small, government and community all convene. Our diverse membership base grants you access to numerous businesses and the individuals they employ – instantly building your network!

Whether you utilize your membership to build relationships, develop professionally through educational programs, engage with elected leadership, market and advertise your products and services or to take advantage of member-only discounts and savings, the Chamber is the place for you!

Now, more than ever, you and your employees need access to the people, information, and resources that can help grow your business.

The Government Affairs Committee works to ensure that the business voice is heard on issues of importance at the local state and federal level.

Leadership Wayne County, is a program of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and is designed to create a corps of leaders dedicated to the betterment of the community through service.

The Military Affairs Committee’s mission is to maintain and improve our community’s relationship with Seymour Johnson Air Force Base through learning about the operational needs of the base, advocating for policy, procedures and infrastructure, fostering an environment which will promote the importance of SJAFB to our nation’s security.

The Wayne Education Network (WEN) is a program of the Wayne Charitable Partnership, Inc. The county-wide initiative created in 2009 to improve the quality of life and economic prosperity in Goldsboro and Wayne County through programs and partnerships to enhance the educational and training opportunities available to students of all ages.


Chamber Members

The Wayne County Chamber offers your business an opportunity to gain visibility, connect with others, save money, influence the community, and enhance your knowledge.


Chairman Circle Sponsors

The greatest marketing exposure can be find through the Chairman Circle Sponsor level.


New Members

The 2017 calendar year welcomed 63 new businesses to the Chamber’s family.


Kate M. Daniels
President & Executive Director


Lara Landers
Director of Marketing
& Events


Linda Murray
Administrative Assistant


Janet Brock
Director of Finance


Gwen Horne
Membership Coordinator


Board of Directors

John Best
Financial Advisor
John G. Best, Wells Fargo Advisors
Charles Gaynor, IV – Past Chair
Associate Vice President
Human Resources, Safety & Compliance, Wayne Community College
Crissy Smith – Chair
Attorney at Law 
Partnership For Children
Neal Benton
Branch Banking & Trust
Mayor Chuck Allen
City of Goldsboro
Paul Aycock
Executive VP
Agency Services Strickland Insurance Group, Inc.
Mary Bartlett
Martha Bryan
SW Promotions
Dr. Michael Dunsmore
Wayne County Public Schools
John Garver
Direct Account Manager
Southco Distributing Company
David Jackson
Jackson & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning
Kevin Johnson
County Extension Director
Wayne County Cooperative Extension
Dr. Scott LaFevers
LaFevers Dental Team
Bill Pate
Wayne County Commissions
John Seegars – Chair-Elect
Seegars Fence Company
Greg Shackelford
Southern Bank & Trust Company
Dr. Thomas Walker  Treasurer
Wayne Community College
Selena Worrell
Vice President
Worrell Contracting Co., Inc.
Stephanie West
Financial Sales Manager
First Citizens Bank & Trust Company, Wayne Memorial Drive Branch