Currituck Chamber of Commerce Honors Exceptional Contributions at Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

By on November 18, 2023

Pictured from right to left April Bennett, Theresa Dozier for Morris Farm Market, Sandi Ayres, Fusion Office Business Centers, Clark Twiddy of Twiddy & Co., Alverta Robinson of Family First In-Home Personal Care, Damian Dondero for Albemarle Area United Way, Liz Reasoner Ex. Director of Food Bank of the Albemarle, Daniel “Tripp” Harrison of Twiford Funeral Homes. Seated, Beth Grindstaff of Twiford Funeral Homes and outgoing board member, Lynn Davis.

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce gathered in a celebration of excellence and community impact during its annual meeting and awards ceremony hosted at OBX West KOA Event Center, showcasing a celebration of excellence and community impact. Chamber President Josh Bass delivered an economic status briefing, spotlighting essential aspects like housing, sewer, employment, and the host of remarkable assets within Currituck, NC. Bass told attendees, “that the community needed to have a voice in the growth and development of Currituck County and the region. That the community is at a critical crossroads, and we need to determine what path we want to take and it’s vital for all to be involved in the conversation.”

This prestigious event also recognized outstanding individuals and businesses for their significant contributions to the local community. Josh Bass, Chamber President said “Congratulations to all the 2023 Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award winners! Each recipient embodies the essence of excellence, innovation, and dedication in their field. Their remarkable achievements serve as an inspiration, reflecting the vibrant spirit and unwavering commitment to success within our local business community.”

The evening’s esteemed award recipients were:

Regional Citizen of the Year Award:

Clark Twiddy


Corporate Community Service Award:

Twiford Funeral Homes


Small Business Award (10 or less employees):

Family First In-Home Personal Care


Small Business Award (10 or more employees):

Morris Farm Market


Citizen of the Year:

Sandi Ayres


Non-Profit of the Year:

Food Bank of the Albemarle


President’s Awards:

Albemarle Area United Way

April Bennett


Outgoing board member Lynn Davis was commended for eight years of dedicated service on the Currituck Chamber board of Directors.

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce extends its heartfelt appreciation to Laura Walters Photography for capturing the memorable moments, Outer Banks West KOA for hosting the event, Kelly’s Outer Banks Catering for providing delightful cuisine, and to all attendees for their invaluable presence and support.

For further information please contact Juanita Krause at



Barnhill Contracting Company will receive sealed proposals for Manns Harbor – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-8), Kitty Hawk – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-9), Manteo – Youth Center on January 09, 2024. Times to be given on via addendum #01. See the following SCOPE OF WORK: BP 100 – General Trades, BP 105 – Final Cleaning, BP 205 – Demolition, BP 390 – Turnkey Concrete, BP 400 – Turnkey Masonry, BP 500 – Turnkey Structural Steel & Misc. Steel, BP 505 – Light Gauge Metal Trusses, BP 740 – Roofing, BP750 – Siding, BP 790 – Caulking/Sealants, BP 800 – Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware/Toilet Specialties/Accessories/Division 10, BP 840 – Curtainwall/Storefront/Glass/Glazing, BP 925 – Drywall/Framing, BP 960 – Resilient Flooring/Carpet/Base/Epoxy, BP 980 – Acoustical Ceilings, BP 990 – Painting and Wall Coverings, BP 1230 – Finish Carpentry and Casework, BP 1250 – Window Treatments, BP 2100 – Fire Protection, BP 2200 – Plumbing, BP 2300 – HVAC, BP 2600 – Electrical, BP 3100 – Earthwork/Turnkey Site, BP 3213- Site Concrete, BP 3290 – Landscaping. Scopes of work may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager.

Bid Location and Time: Bid opening will be held in the Barnhill Contracting Rocky Mount Training & GPS Technology Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Time is as follows: January 09, 2024 at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Times per packages to be given on via addendum #01.

Barnhill Contracting Company will receive, open, and read publicly all bids received in person in the Training & GPS Technology Room at the main office and listed with the virtual viewing at the link to be posted on Barnhill’s Plan Room.

Bids will not be accepted from bidders that are not pre-qualified. No facsimile or email submissions are permitted. Sealed bids are to be hand delivered to the bid opening location noted above or mailed Sealed Bids can be delivered before 9:00am the day of the bid to the Barnhill Contracting Company Office at 800 Tiffany Blvd., Suite 200 Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Attention “Clint Hardison.”

The pre-bid meeting will be held in Person & Zoom Meeting on December 06, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Barnhill Contracting’s Rocky Mount Main Conference Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

The pre-bid meeting link can be located on Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( and below. A preferred brand alternates meeting will be held via the same link at the end of the Prebid meeting.

Bid Documents can be viewed or downloaded through Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( after 12/04/2023.

All Bidders are strongly encouraged to include opportunities for HUB participation wherever possible in their respective Bid submission.  HUB participation is a part of this contract and must comply with all requirements set forth in the Bid Documents.

The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to add pre-qualified bidders. The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Should you require additional direction, please call Barnhill Contracting Company, (Clint Hardison – 252-802-0740).

Clint Hardison is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Dare EMS – Phase 2 Pre-Bid Conference

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