As a valued member of the Havelock Chamber of Commerce, we value your opinion and ask that you cast your vote for our 2019 Board of Directors. 

Your Board of Directors provides strategic priorities for the Chamber of Commerce for the upcoming year.

Please take this opportunity to review the biographies of the candidates and make your selection.

Thank you for your active participation in your Havelock Chamber of Commerce.

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* 1. This year, eight (8) candidates have presented themselves for the four (4) positions available.

Please choose four (4) candidates from the list below.

*Providing your business name below only serves to ensure that Chamber Member responses are the only ones collected.  

Your votes will not be disclosed to any candidates or Board Members.

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* 2. Havelock Chamber Member Name

Biographies for the candidates are included below.  
(*Listed Alphabetically)
Shannon Adcock (Up for Re-election)

Shannon Adcock has resided in Craven County since 2004. She currently is a Market Leader/A.V.P. with BB&T bank in Havelock. She started her 30-year career as a bank teller and became one of the only managers in her company to reach bank officer level with a high school diploma. She was able to obtain a degree from Craven Community College and is a member of the National Honors Society.

Her primary goal is to make the community that she works in a better place including business development activities, financial education, and awareness as well as volunteer work with multiple nonprofit organizations. She serves as a Board member for the Greater Havelock Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs Committee and Craven Community College Foundation. Her community involvement with nonprofit organizations include Rotary International and volunteer efforts with Boys and Girls Club, Mercy Clinic, Havelock Pregnancy Resource Center and Food Pantry. She enjoys sailing in Eastern NC, playing piano and family activities. She is seeking to be re-elected to the Greater Havelock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Mary Eastman (Up for Re-election)

I am a Native of Vermont. My husband, Robert (a retired marine) and I have 2 children, Peter & Heather and 3 grandchildren, Chyna, Madelyn, and Lilly.

We moved to Cherry Point in 1973 (for 6 months) moved again and returned in 1977. In 1978 (for 4 years) I started a home-based business with Tiara Glassware. I worked aboard Cherry Point for 14 years, resigned and shortly after that started my own business, Eastman Enterprises, Inc. This is still an active business today.

In 1997, I purchased Tarheel Advertising. In May of 2001 I renamed the business, “TAGG were it!” and opened a store on Trader Ave in Havelock. I have expanded (and still growing) the business to what it is today. In December 2011, I purchased Whiteman’s Engraving from Joe & Barb Whiteman and later moved it to its present location on Main Street.

I joined the Havelock Chamber in 1999. In 2001 I began serving on the Board of Directors, and I have also been very active in other Chamber events.  I have also served on numerous committees and boards throughout the years, Havelock Historical Society, Havelock Appearance Committee, Havelock High School Rams Booster Club (Vice-President), Havelock High School Band Booster Club, Havelock Chili Festival.

As a business owner within this community, I understand the concerns & needs of other business owners. I have and will continue to work hard for the Havelock Chamber of Commerce in all its endeavors.
Megan Chadwick

As the Assistant Financial Center Manager of First Flight Federal Credit Union in Havelock, NC, Megan Chadwick is both diligent in her financial career and committed to the profession. She joined First Flight Federal Credit Union in 2009 following a teller career at another financial institution. With 14 years of financial experience, she happily commits herself to her members and the local community.

Megan is a native to Carteret County where she and her family call home. She is married and her husband is employed aboard MCAS Cherry Point with FRC East, following a career with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Department. Megan has two children, a son who is currently stationed in California. Her son joined the Air Force in August of 2016. Megan is a proud military mother and is very much supportive of her son’s military career. She also has a daughter that is currently a senior at West Carteret High School and plans to attend East Carolina University in the fall of 2019, after she graduates, to become a Nurse Anesthetist.

Megan enjoys the outdoors, camping and traveling, cooking and visiting historic sites. She volunteers readily in the community with both civic and non-profit organizations. Megan’s dedication for growth in the communities in which she as well as you call home is unmatched.
Rev. Jim Daub

Greetings, I am excited to once again be considered for the Havelock Chamber board of Directors. I have lived in Havelock since 2002 when I accepted the position of Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Prior to that, my first parish out of seminary was in a suburb of Orlando, Florida. Before moving to Orlando, I was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. I had the privilege of graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Psychology/Sociology from Concordia College in Ann Arbor, MI. I completed my seminary training at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree.

Since moving to Havelock, I have made it a point to be active in the church and community. So far, I have had the privilege of serving two terms for the Havelock Chamber Board of Directors (2010-2015), serving as the President for the Havelock-Cherry Point Ministerial Association (2003 & 2005), and as the Emergency Services Chaplain for the City of Havelock (Police Department 2003-Present & Fire Department 2011-Present). I also “graduated” from the training to be a VIP Ambassador for Craven Community College. In addition to community involvement, I am also a Circuit Visitor for Circuit 13E of the Southeastern District for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. In my role as Circuit Visitor, I have oversight of 9 other congregations and represent the District President in an official capacity in our area when new Pastors are called and installed. Currently, Circuit 13E covers more than 14,000 square miles.

Church and community involvement are not the only thing that keeps me busy. I had the joy in 2015 to marry Megan, who is currently employed with the City of Havelock as the supervisor for the 9-11 Center. While we don’t have any children, we do have a most spoiled and lovable Golden Retriever named Heidi. If you ever are out and about and stop by the church, you will most likely get a hug and a squinty-eyed smile from Heidi as you try to walk in the office door.

It would be an honor and privilege to once again offer my skills, service, and care to the Board of Directors so that the Havelock Chamber of Commerce can continue to be a community-minded organization which helps to support and connect its members to each other and others in our surrounding area.
Ken Dimpsey

Ken is the newest Member of the Munden Funeral Home Team and is employed at their Office at 908 Lake Road,

Havelock, NC 28532.

Ken is happily married to Beautiful Sharlene Elizabeth Dimpsey for 35 Years. Ken and Sharlene are both Members of the First Baptist Church at 239 Middle Street in New Bern NC, where they were married in 1983. Ken is very active with The Adult Choir, and Church Ensemble. They have one son, Stephen Charles Dimpsey, a Captain in the United States Army. Stephen’s wife Is the Beautiful Amanda Wellons Dimpsey.

Ken was the Location Coordinator for the Veterans Wreath Laying Ceremony at The New Bern National Cemetery, for Wreaths Across America. Ken is a Veteran of the United States Navy, where he proudly served our Country Aboard the USS Taussig DD 746, and the USS Galveston CLG 3.

Ken is a member of the American Legion Post # 24, where he holds the office of Judge Advocate.

Ken is a member of the Sudan Temple Shriners, the A F & A M St. John’s Lodge # 3, the Havelock-Cherry Point Rotary International Club, the Havelock Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on the Military Affairs Committee, and the New Bern Chamber of Commerce.
Terri W. Sharp

Terri Sharp was sworn into office as Clerk of Superior Court of Craven County on October 1, 2012. She was elected by the citizens of Craven County to a four-year term in November 2014.

Education:
NC Central University School of Law, Law degree, cum laude
NC Wesleyan College, Bachelor Degree, Justice and Public Policy, magna cum laude Hardbarger Business College, AAS Degree Business Administration
New Bern High School graduate

Work Experience:
Clerk of Superior Court Craven County, 2012 – present.
Judge of Probate presiding over hearings in estate and trust proceedings and competency matters, guardianships, adoptions, and foreclosures, among others
Processes all court-related business, including, administration and keeper of the records
Serves as Comptroller of all court funds (more than $7,000,000 per year in receipts)
Speaks to groups about the duties and responsibilities of the Clerk of Court
Leads an office team of 28 assistant and deputy clerks

McCotter, Ashton & Smith, P.A., Attorneys at Law, 2000 – 2012. Attorney at Law
Represented clients in estate planning and fiduciary law, wills, elder law, guardianships, competency matters, foreclosures, land partitions, real estate transactions, corporate law, insurance defense civil litigation, criminal and civil court of appeals

Public Administrator and Public Guardian for the Clerk of Superior Court, 2007-2012
Appointed to handle administer estates and guardianships for Craven County when no family or friends were available

Memberships and Community Involvement:
North Carolina Conference of Clerks of Superior Court
North Carolina State Bar
3B Judicial District Bar for Craven, Pamlico and Carteret Counties
Craven County Bar Association (President 2009-2010)
Chairperson, Committee on Bayard v. Singleton (re-enactment/speaker series for New Bern’s 300th Celebration produced by the Craven County Bar Association)
Coastal Women’s Shelter, former Member and Officer, 2006-2010
Coastal Women’s Forum
New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce
Havelock Chamber of Commerce
New Bern Historical Society
Coastal Community Action, Inc., Board Member
Christ Episcopal Church

Terri and her husband, Reid, both lifelong New Bern residents, live in New Bern with their son, Jackson.
Kim Rice Smith

Part of a family owned business, Rice’s Rentaland. We have served the Havelock Community for nearly 5 decades.

Chamber Involvement
Our company has been a member of the Havelock Chamber of Commerce for 30+ years. Recently, I have joined the Military Affairs Committee.
Served as the Education Committee Chair
Recognized as Chamber Volunteer of the Year

Community Involvement
Craven County Board of Education, Sound District of the United Methodist Church Chairperson for Congregations4Children, Program Facilitator for the Cherry Point United Methodist Church Summer Café Program (summer feeding, enrichment opportunities, and life skills courses), along with service in various other areas. Havelock is my home. My involvement reflects a passion to grow and sustain this community for future generations.

INTERESTING THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME!

I love to kayak! The recreational opportunities and just sheer beauty accessible to our community is our best-kept secret. One that really shouldn’t be a secret!

I am the Author of a Faith-Based blog with around 6,000 followers and growing. The blog focuses on life in this small town and the amazing people who call it home. A book by the same title “Heart of a Warrior” is due out in the Spring with a Children’s Book based one of the blogs due out in Fall of 2019.
Bob Warren

Born to G.R. and Mildred Warren on 1946, in Charlotte Mecklenburg County,

NC Military Awards and Decorations:
Navy Unit Commendation; Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation; Good Conduct (6th Award); National Defense Service; Vietnam Service; Navy Sea Service Deployment (2d Award); Marie Corps Drill Instructor (2d Award); Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation; RVN Civil Actions Unit Citation; Republic of Vietnam Campaign (3d Award); Letter of Commendation; 2 Letters of Appreciation, Meritorious Mast; Certificate of Commendation.

Community Organizations and Office(s) Held:
Reserve Policeman for City of Havelock December 1983-August 1991; Deacon at First Baptist Church of Havelock and Cherry Point Baptist Church since February 2000,

Veterans Organizations and Office(s) Held:
Lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, The Retired Enlisted Association, Marine Corps League, Vietnam Veteran of America, Annual Member of the American Legion, and East Coast Drill Instructors Association, Parris Island.

I served twenty-two years in the Marine Corps. I did four years as a Drill Instructor. My primary MOS was 6064 Air Crew Survival. I did three tours to Vietnam, one land-based at Nam Phon and two aboard ship with LHA and LPH, both were Helo Assualt ships. Served three and a half years at Patuxent River where I was attached to the Marine Air Detachment for the initial testing of Harrier Program. I retired from H&MS-14 in February 1987. After retiring I started getting involved with the veteran’s organizations. Our veterans weren’t being told what they need to know or do after separation. All veteran’s organizations can help, but I got involved with the Disabled American Veterans, became the Chaplain and helped with fundraisers and contacting veterans face to face and trying to help them. This fit right in with being a deacon for Cherry Point Baptist Church that I belong, which I’ve done since February 2000. Though being a ViceChairperson for the Craven County Veterans Council (CCVC) has enabled me to be in touch and encounter a broader range of veterans. I thoroughly believe in the work of the CCVC and the involvement with the production of the Memorial Day Ceremony at New Bern National Cemetery and I November with the Veterans Day lunch served to any and all veterans we can contact.

I’m an active Christian and our objective is to win others for the Lord Jesus Christ.

My entire career in the Marine Corps I was taught by seniors to train my juniors to do a job and if necessary how to survive. That training got me and hopefully many others through our lives in the Marines. That training and being involved with veteran groups as a Chaplain has enabled me to reach veterans that need physical and personal help, but with spiritual and soul healing issues. In November 2015 I was honored by the Craven County Veterans Council by receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. At present, I am employed part-time by Cotten Funeral Home and the North Carolina Ferry System at Cherry Branch.

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