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 Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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