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May 6-7 Mother ~ Daughter Get-Away!

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Craft, zip the zip-line, canoe, explore nature, shoot an arrow, and make one-of-a-kind memories that will set this Mother’s Day apart from all the rest! Register TODAY and bring your mother, your grandmother, your aunt, or any mother-figure in your life . . . spend Friday and Saturday with us and be back home in time for a Saturday evening or Sunday celebration with the rest of the family! Questions? Contact Melissa at 919.552.9421. Click here to register.

Call for Nominations ~ Annual Chamber Awards

Accepting Nominations for Our Excellence Awards

Presented by Vantage Point Services 

The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce annually honors businesses and individuals for their significant role in driving Fuquay-Varina’s business community and economic growth. To be considered for any award, nominees must be setting the standards for excellence and innovation with their business practices and community involvement

Benefits of Participating

This is an excellent opportunity for a business to be recognized for their success and achievements among the entire Fuquay-Varina business community.

Award Winners will receive:

  • Official Business Award Winner logo to display on company website and/or marketing materials
  • Company name listed as an Award Winner on the Chamber’s website
  • Recognition at Annual Membership Appreciation & Awards Social
  • Ongoing recognition throughout the year at various Chamber events.
  • Special engraved award

Winners will be announced at our Membership Appreciation & Awards Social on May 5, 2016. Please visit for more information about the event.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a member in good standing with the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce both at the time of the nomination and the event.
  • A representative from the business must be present at the event
  • Must meet the specific criteria for the award for which the business is being nominated (see below)
  • Must not have won in any category in the past 3 years
  • Companies with employees/owners currently serving on the Chamber’s Board of Directors are NOT eligible for nomination
  • Nomination must be received in full by April 8, 2016

A business may self-nominate, or an individual may nominate the business in one of the categories below. The committee reserves the right to move the business into another category during judging.

Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award

  • Long-term commitment of service to enhancing the quality of life in the community. Should be active in all phases of community life (civic, social, and/or governmental).

Business Impact Award

  • Has made an impact on their industry or received recognition from their peers. Active in the community with a proven record of business leadership.

Rising Star Award

  • Has dramatically increased visibility within the Chamber community via active support, leadership activities, committee/event involvement.

Business Support of the Arts

  • Has visibly and notably partnered with artists or shown leadership in support of the arts community in Fuquay-Varina.
  • Nominations received by the Fuquay-Varina Arts Council (

Business Woman of the Year (PWLA)

  • Has promoted women and women in business in the Fuquay-Varina community.
  • Nominations received by the Professional Women’s Leadership Association (

Other awards presented at the Membership Appreciation & Awards Social include Leadership Award, Fred Eargle Volunteer Award, and Ambassador of the Year.
None of these are nominated by the public.

To Nominate Click Here

Chamber Organizes Merchant Village for WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest

Join us Memorial Day Weekend 2016 for the Merchant Village that will take place as part of the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest right here in Fuquay-Varina! The Chamber of Commerce is excited to be a part of this new event in our community, and encourages business owners and managers in every walk of life to find a way to leverage this event over the coming months as we prepare for the 70,000+ visitors that will travel to Fuquay-Varina over the three days of activities.

The Chamber of Commerce will be organizing a “Merchant Village” that will be open for business throughout the festival. Only 100 booth spaces will be available, and we are already accepting applications for those spaces. Any business owner or artisan who has a product to sell can be a participant in the Merchant Village. This is NOT a business expo – participants must have a product to sell to the public.

The cost for the three-day event is $450, and vendors are encouraged to use tents with side flaps for securing inventory during the hours that the festival is closed. For more information about becoming a vendor in the MERCHANT VILLAGE, please go to

The WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest will be an admission-free event dedicated to remembering our fallen military service men and women and honoring our veterans through a celebration of freedom.

When the balloons aren’t flying, you’re invited to enjoy a wide variety of North Carolina-based foods along with NC State Fair inspired foods, as well (40+ different food lines and vendors are planned), take in live local and regional musicians, field games for all ages, the Merchant Village, and more.​

Many VOLUNTEERS will be needed for this event. If you can volunteer in any capacity, please go to and sign up through the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest’s official website.

For more information about the Chamber’s Merchant Village and any other Chamber activities associated with the balloon festival, please contact the Chamber directly at (919) 552-4947 or

O’ Holy Night at Camp Agapé

Bring your friends, your family, your youth group to Camp Agapé for a special live presentation of the Christmas story on December 18th and 19, 2015. Follow along illuminated trails as Mary and Joseph make their way to Bethlehem. Get a glimpse of the angels as they proclaim the birth of Jesus to the shepherds. And finally, worship at the manger under the stars at Camp Agapé’s Lakeside Chapel. This will be a “Holy Night” filled with Christmas carols, Christmas lights, and the Christmas story. It all begins at our Woodlands Center with light food and fellowship.

Friday December 18th:

  1. 1st show: 6:30 p.m. appetizers 7:15 p.m. worship
  2. 2nd show: 7:45 p.m. appetizers 8:30 p.m. worship

Saturday December 19th:

  1. 1st show: FULL
  2. 2nd show: 7:45 p.m. appetizers 8:30 p.m. worship

$12.00 per person, $45.00 family* maximum

*Family maximums apply to immediate family members. Age 5 and under are free (but we still need to know they are attending). Call in your registration at 919.552.9421 or send us your payment along with a completed registration (see our website for a registration form and we’ll send you a confirmation letter along with directions to Camp Agapé. Must be able to navigate uneven surfaces in low light situations.

Registration deadline is December 1.

Evangelist Craig Stone

Craig Stone is a recognized evangelist, gospel singer, TV host and author who’s known nationally for his dynamic preaching and deliverance ministry. Craig has been in ministry for over 30 years. He a preacher and serves under the leadership of Jentezen Franklin.

Craig StoneHe will be signing his latest book “Forgiving the Unforgivable”. His father grandmother and great-grandmother were killed at the same tie in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver that was found not guilty.

Everyone is invited to join us Sunday, Nov 22, 11:00 am at Evangel Church 201 Meadow Drive Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526