Business After Hours – April 2017

Louisburg College and the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce invite you to our Business After Hours.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Jones Performing Arts Center

Join us for a evening of fun, fellowship and great food. Please RSVP by March 31 by calling (919) 496-3056 or fill out the form below.

Please RSVP Below

Lunch & Learn – January 2017

Instructor:  Michael McConchie of M&M Consultants, Inc
JANUARY 11, 2017
11:30 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
CenturyLink – 14111 Capital Blvd.,Wake Forest, NC

Ribbon Cutting – February 22, 2017


101 North Main Street, Louisburg, NC
Wednesday — 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Everyone come out and join us for food and fun as we welcome NC Works to Louisburg!

Golf Tournament – April 2017

The Annual Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament is always a blast!!  In 2016 this event was moved to Hasentree Golf Club.  Due to the overwhelmingly positive response we have decided to keep it there for 2017. Hasentree is a beautiful Tim Fazio designed golf course. This year’s Tournament will be held on Monday April 3rd, 2017.

Event Details

Venue: Hasentree
Date: Monday April 3rd, 2017


Who attends? Franklin County’s community leaders, business professionals, and local consumers.

Why should you attend?  Our golf tournament is the perfect occasion to connect with Greater Franklin County’s top movers and shakers. This is one of the Franklin County Chamber’s signature events that always provides an enjoyable networking opportunity.

Why you should advertise at this event? Each year the Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament draws an extraordinary number of individuals that live, work, and shop in Franklin Count. Our several levels of sponsorship offer unique and exclusive opportunities to market your business directly to a quality audience of hundreds of local consumers and professionals. Reserve yours while they last!

Lunch and dinner are provided to all participants. Come out and treat yourself, employees, or clients to a fun and relaxing day of friendly competition. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Click here to Register Now – (registration deadline here)

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Tournament Sponsor – $2500
  • Corporate Sponsor – $1,000
  • Team Sponsor – $700
  • Hole Sponsor – $300
  • Individual/Team – $100 (per person)

Contact us

Franklin County Historic Homes Tour 2017

Sponsored by:   The Person Place Preservation Society
Venue: 605 N. Main St, Louisburg, NC
Dates: Saturday, April 22 – 10 AM to 5:00 PM &  Sunday, April 23 – 1:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tickets: $20 on day of tour or $18 if purchased in advance
Tickets will be on sale by March 20, 2017 at: The Coffee Hound Book shop, Louisburg, The Cotton Club, Wake Forest, or on our web page,

For more information:   call:  919.495.1742

The Person Place Preservation Society invites you to the 2017 eighth biennial Franklin County Historic Homes tour. We are proud to offer 10 beautiful homes, a plantation, and a historic African-American church.  All are in or near the Louisburg area and date back to 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.  An antique automobile show, including our “Old Maude” 1921 fire truck, is included on Saturday.

Homemade Box Lunch available on Saturday at the Person Place for $10

A choral presentation from the First Baptist Church on Sunday

Tar River Festival 2017

The Tar River Festival will be on a new schedule starting in 2017:

Save the date:


Why The Date Change?

After  27 years, the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has decided to change its annual Tar River Festival to the first Saturday in October.  The Chamber will host the 28th Annual Tar River Festival this year on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in Downtown Louisburg and River Bend Park.  A time-honored tradition, this year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever.  It will include lots of great fun for the entire family and is a bargain at just $1 per person admission.  The festival is always held rain or shine, so be sure to come out and join us.

What’s new?

This year’s Tar River Festival Chair is Shay Dwyer of 401 Event Company, LLC.  Co-Chair for this year’s event will be Angel Cleghorn-Delgado of Cleghorn Sales and Rental, Inc.  Melissa Wolfe of Union Bank & Trust is Chair of the 2017 Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

We are expecting lots of area artisans, business vendors, and may non-profit organizations to line the streets for this event.  If you are interested in a booth for this event, please contact Chamber Administrator Brenda Fuller at 919-496-3056 or via email at

A new event being featured at this year’s Tar River Festival is the BBQ Cookoff, which should be a lot of fun.  Governmental Affairs Chair Matthew Winslow of Winslow Custom Homes is heading up this event and will be sharing details of this event a little later.

Chamber Vice-Chair/Membership Co-Chair Blaine Holmes of Holmes Insurance Services, Inc., will be heading up this year’s  River of Yesteryear festivities.  The River of Yesteryear is a must-see event for all ages, young and old.  As you view the demonstrations of cultural and heritage-based events and crafts reflecting everyday life in centuries past, you feel as though you are transported back in time.  Also working with Blaine on this event is the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Citizen of the Year, Betsy Benning; Maury York, Director of the Tar River Center for History and Culture; and  Jamie Patrick, Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations at Louisburg College.

This year we will also be hosting our 2nd annual 5k Tar River Run/Walk on our USATF-certified course.  Chamber Board of Director Allen White of Cash Car will be working with Mike Marion of Atlantic Coast Timing to ensure another great race.  Registration information will be provided at a later date.

This year promises to be another fun time for the kids at the Kid Zone, which will include inflatables, pony rides, various mechanical rides, and a fantastic face painter.  Also, we will be hosting the wonderful characters from Enchanted Wishes in the Kid Zone from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  We are expecting to be joined by Cinderella, Belle, Tiana, Doc McStuffins, Batman and Robin, Captain America, and Spiderman.  So be sure to bring the kids out and get their picture taken with our wonderful array of characters. Autograph books and stickers will be provided also.

The Chamber is proud to host the Tar River Festival for our members and the citizens of Franklin and surrounding counties. As you know, planning for an event this size takes a great deal of cooperation, volunteers, and financial support. To help ensure the continued success of the festival, we would like to ask for your support.  Please consider being a sponsor or a volunteer at this event.  Together, we can make the 2017 Tar River Festival the best yet and continue to make wonderful memories for generations to come.  Hope to see you there!