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Staff & Volunteers

Our Staff

Elaine Spalding

Elaine Spalding

(704) 633-4221 |

Elaine Spalding has served as President of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce since May 2013. She has helped the Chamber receive national recognition with 2017 Top 10 Retention Award; 2016 Top 10 Retention Award; and, 2015 Chamber of the Year Finalist from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

She is a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) and serves on the CCE Commission. She is also a U.S. Chamber Institute of Management (IOM) Graduate.

Her other board involvement includes:  President of the Carolina Chamber of Commerce Executives; Board of Salisbury Rotary Club; Board of Rowan Economic Development; Graduate of Leadership Rowan; and, volunteer with Communities in Schools.

Spalding received her Bachelor of Science degrees in journalism and speech from Murray State University. She is married to Watercolor Artist Keyth Kahrs (Railwalk Gallery) and they spend their free-time kayaking and hiking with their dog, Barkley.

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Sharon Hughey

Business Director
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Erica Church

Member Services Director
(704) 633-4221 |

Erica Church is the Chamber’s Member Services Director with responsibilities for membership, Ambassadors/ribbon cuttings and Leadership Rowan. She has over twelve years of experience in development, event planning & communications working for various political campaigns and non-profits in North Carolina.  She lives in Salisbury with her husband Aaron and children Spencer, Finley and Mary.


Tina Jamison-Cowan

Adminstrative Assistant
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Ambassador Volunteers

In addition to our Board of Directors, volunteers serve as Ambassadors to welcome new members to our Chamber and serve on the Membership Committee.

Bob Coleman, Ambassador, Peacock Party Planning

Teresa Dakins, Ambassador, Membership Committee, Dragon Boat Chair, Tradeshow Chair, Trinity at Home, Inc.

Jessica Ijames, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center

Joan Palmer, Ambassador, Membership Committee, Palmers’ Promotions

Kristen Trexler, Novant Health Foundation-Rowan Medical Center

Penny Adelsberger, Women in Business Chair, Lomax Fischer Group

Catherine Dalton, Ambassador, Catherine’s Bookkeeping & Consulting, LLC

Donna Groce, Ambassador, Trinity Oaks

Keyth Kahrs, Ambassador, Rail Walk Studios & Gallery

Jayne Land, Ambassador, Membership Committee, Century 21- Towne & Country

Tony Shaw, Ambassador, BB&T

Jason Slusser, Salisbury Post

Crystal Hutchison, Ambassador, Membership Committee, Brookdale Salisbury

Dr. Kimberly D. Kelsey, Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc.

PJ Ricks, Ambassador, retired educator

Christine Sadler, Ambassador Chair, Carillon Assisted Living

Brooke Corry, NSC Behavioral Concepts, LLC

Dr.  Nicole Sherrill-Corry, NSC Behavioral Concepts, LLC

Brad Foster, Dreamency

Katelin Rice, Hotwire Communications

Joe Girdler, Membership Committee, JG Media LLC

Carolyn Glasgow, Ambassador, Piedmont Players & Eastern Costume Company

Wes Prosser,  Ambassador, Allen Tate Realtor