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Table of Contents

           Welcome                    2
           At-A-Glance                3

           Fast Facts                 4

           Serving Burke              7
           Chamber Board              8

           Key Chamber Initiatives    9
           The Chamber               11

           Arts & Culture            13

           Public Art                14
           Nature’s Playground       17

           History                   19

           Business Expansions       23
           Healthcare                25

           Education                 29                     Welcome Home

           Government                32
           Alphabetical Directory    34

           Category Directory        46                         to Nature’s Playground

                                               O     ur lifestyle here in Burke County, North     •  Western Piedmont Community College
                                                                                       welcomes students to the brand-new
                                                     Carolina is sublime. We are Nature’s
                                                     Playground with miles of trails and swift-
                                                     flowing rivers. Just imagine the idyllic       Skilled Trades Solution Center, with labs
                                                                                       and classroom space to house the construction
                                               range of outdoor activities our residents can access       trades program.
                                               after work and on days off. Now you, too, can live     •  UNC Health Blue Ridge-Valdese opened its
                                               that lifestyle!                         new cancer center, which centers diagnoses
              110 East Meeting St., Morganton, NC                                      and treatments right here in Burke County, an
                     828-437-3021              Burke County lies in the Catawba River Valley       incredible advancement for our region.
               in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.     •  Similarly, UNC Health Blue Ridge-Morganton will
                                               Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 70 bisect the county,       be opening the brand-new ER/ICU campus in
            Thank you for reading the          connecting the six incorporated municipalities in       two phases this year.
         Burke County Chamber Member           Burke County: Connelly Springs, Drexel, Glen Alpine,     •  And what’s old is still new: The Old Rock School
         Directory and Relocation Guide.       Hildebran, Morganton (county seat), Rutherford       has turned 100!
         Please help us make it even better    College, and Valdese. Additionally, portions of
              by taking our survey:
                                               Hickory, Icard, Long View, and Rhodhiss are within   Burke County is in a revitalization, attracting people
                                               Burke County’s borders.             and companies to relocate here and encouraging
                                                                                   residents to continue to thrive here.
                                               What’s new? A lot this year. Here’s a glimpse:
                                                 •  We’re getting more colorful! Check out   At the center of all the activity is your Burke County
             The Burke County Membership Directory & Relocation Guide is       the newest murals and sculptures in our various   Chamber of Commerce, where every day we are
               published by 365 °   Total Marketing, P.O. Box 20568,
                 St. Simons Island, GA 31522, 912-638-0780.        downtowns. We embrace arts and culture as   growing business and building community. Join us.
             ©Copyright 2024 by Great Southern Publishers. Reproduction       integral to our lifestyle.  Read more in these pages and let us know how we
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             Call 365 °  Total Marketing for all your design and printing needs,      •  North Carolina School of Science and   can help you move, relocate, expand, start a new
               800-697-5568 or      Mathematics will graduate the inaugural Class   venture, increase your clients, provide a legislative
                                                   of 2024 on its new Morganton campus.   voice, mentor young professionals, and more.
        2     Welcome                                                                      Burke County Chamber of Commerce
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