Chamber Happenings!

Chamber News

Ribbon Cuttings

The Lumberton Health & Wellness Center of Lumberton

581 Farringdom Street, Lumberton

Tuesday, February 7th at 10 am

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Open Hearts Health Care, LLC

2006 N. Pine Street, Lumberton

Wednesday, February 8th at 10:30 am

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Klassic Korner Event Center

1985-A North Roberts Avenue, Lumberton

Friday, February 10th at 10am

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Fit Tuesday Mixer

February 28th Adelio’s Restaurant

Sponsored by

Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce

& The Robeson Road Runners

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Robesonian/Chamber NEEDS you!!

The Robesonian needs advertisers for our Chamber

newsletter at $115.00 a month. The newsletter is inserted in Robesonian, Robesonian online, Chamber website and on fb. Please consider this option for your advertising needs.

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Check out our website lumbertonchamber.com,

Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce

FB page and the FB page Trending in Robeson.

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Community Events

American Pickers are returning to NC

and are looking for rare finds!!

Contact American pickers@cineflix.com or call 646-493-2184

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RCC Foundation will be hosting “Ladies Night Out”.

February 2nd, 2023 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Craft/Food vendors, Light refreshments, door prizes & more….

For more information call 910-272-3235

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Robeson Road Runners present Cupid Shuffle

5k and 1k miler

Free Community Event!

Saturday, February 11, 2023 8:00 AM

Meet at Downtown Lumberton Pocket Park

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Mardi Gras

At The Museum

Saturday, February 18, 2023 1-3 PM

Exploration Station

For more information call 910-738-1114

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Robeson County Shrine Club

40th Annual Valentine Dance

Saturday, February 11th 8:00 pm – 12:00 am

Southeastern Agricultural Center, Lumberton

For more information call 910-733-1860

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Rumba on the Lumber

March 3-4, 2023

Downtown Lumberton

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20th Annual John P. Williamson

Memorial Golf Tournament

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Pine Crest Country Club

For more information call Donnie Douglas 910-374-9317

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Entertainment

Carolina Civic Center Historic Theatre www.carolinaciviccenter.com

or call 910-738-4339

Givens Performing Arts Center www.uncp.edu/gpac

or call 910-521-6361

Southeastern NC Ag Center-Home /Facebook

NCDA&CS Markets Division-Southeastern NC Ag Center-Events Calendar (ncagr.gov) or call 910-348-6140

NC Cooperative Extension Classes and Events- robeson.ces.ncsu.edu

Cindy S. Kern

Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce

Lumbertonchamber.com

910-739-4750

Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Suzanne Abbott, owner of Abbott Insurance Services, LLC was presented
Volunteer of the Year for 2021 and 2022 at the Chamber Gala. Suzanne is
very instrumental in promoting many of the Chamber events. She serves as
chair of the Finance committee for the Chamber Golf Classic and The
Lumberton Christmas Parade. Pictured L to R are John Franklin, Cindy S.
Kern, Executive Director and Suzanne Abbott, Agent/Owner of Abbott Insurance
Services, LLC.

 

Volunteer of the Year

The Gavel is Passed!

The Gavel is Passed...
The gavel was passed on January 27th  at The Lumberton Area Chamber of
Commerce Gala.  John Franklin of Flo-Tite, Inc.,/Max-Seal passed the gavel
to Jennifer Stephenson owner of Speech Pathology Services of Robeson, Inc.
The Gala was held at Adelio's Ristorante in Lumberton with over 200 in
attendance.  Guests enjoyed cocktails, a delicious cocktail buffet and a
night of dancing to the music of Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot.  Pictured L to R
are Jennifer Stephenson, John Franklin and Cindy S. Kern Executive Director.

Chamber Happenings!

The Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce wishes you a very happy and prosperous New Year!

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Save the Date!

Lumberton Chamber Gala

January 27th, 2023

Invitations have been mailed!

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RIBBON CUTTING

Monday, January 9th @ 10:30

La Patrona Bar & Grill

2950 West 5th Street

Lumberton, NC

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Please check out our website lumbertonchamber.com,

Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce

FB page and the FB page Trending in Robeson.

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Community Events

American Pickers are returning to North Carolina

and are looking for rare finds!!

Contact American pickers@cineflix.com or call 646-493-2184

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Robeson County Committee of 100 Annual Dinner Meeting

Thursday, January 26th 6:30 pm Meet & Greet, Dinner/Program 7:00 pm at SE Ag Center

Scott Hamilton, CEO/President GoldenLEAF guest speaker.

Call Sylvia Pate at 910-736-2038 for reservations.

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Entertainment

Carolina Civic Center Historic Theatre www.carolinaciviccenter.com

or call 910-738-4339

Givens Performing Arts Center www.uncp.edu/gpac

or call 910-521-6361

Southeastern NC Ag Center-Home /Facebook

NCDA&CS Markets Division-Southeastern NC Ag Center-Events Calendar (ncagr.gov) or call 910-348-6140

NC Cooperative Extension Classes and Events- robeson.ces.ncsu.edu

Cindy S. Kern

Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce

Lumbertonchamber.com

Volunteer of the Year

US Small Business Admin Facts – Disaster Loans

 
 
 
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

FACT SHEET – DISASTER LOANS
SOUTH CAROLINA Declaration 17711 & 17712

(Disaster: SC-00081)

Incident: HURRICANE IAN

occurring: September 25, 2022 through October 4, 2022

in the South Carolina counties of: Charleston, Georgetown, and Horry; for economic injury only in the contiguous

South Carolina counties of: Berkeley, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Marion, and Williamsburg; and for economic

injury only in the contiguous North Carolina counties of: Brunswick, Columbus, and Robeson.

Application Filing Deadlines:

Physical Damage: January 20, 2023 Economic Injury: August 21, 2023

If you are located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

What Types of Disaster Loans are Available?

Business Physical Disaster Loans – Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business,

including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit
organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small

businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary
financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster
recovery period.

Home Disaster Loans – Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal

property, including automobiles.

What are the Credit Requirements?

Credit History – Applicants must have a credit history acceptable to SBA.

Repayment – Applicants must show the ability to repay all loans.

Collateral – Collateral is required for physical loss loans over $25,000 and all EIDL loans over $25,000. SBA takes real estate

as collateral when it is available. SBA will not decline a loan for lack of collateral, but requires you to pledge what is available.

What are the Interest Rates?

By law, the interest rates depend on whether each applicant has Credit Available Elsewhere. An applicant does not have Credit Available
Elsewhere when SBA determines the applicant does not have sufficient funds or other resources, or the ability to borrow from non-
government sources, to provide for its own disaster recovery. An applicant, which SBA determines to have the ability to provide for his
or her own recovery is deemed to have Credit Available Elsewhere. Interest rates are fixed for the term of the loan. The interest rates
applicable for this disaster are:

Loan Types
No Credit Available
Elsewhere

Credit Available
Elsewhere

Home Loans
2.188% 4.375%
Business Loans
3.040% 6.080%
Non-Profit Organizations
1.875% 1.875%
Economic Injury Loans

Loan Types
No Credit Available
Elsewhere

Credit Available
Elsewhere

Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives
3.040% N/A
Non-Profit Organizations
1.875% N/A
What are Loan Terms?

The law authorizes loan terms up to a maximum of 30 years. However, the law restricts businesses with credit available elsewhere to a
maximum 7-year term. SBA sets the installment payment amount and corresponding maturity based upon each borrower’s ability to
repay.

 

Date: 11/21/2022
What are the Loan Amount Limits?

Business Loans – The law limits business loans to $2,000,000 for the repair or replacement of real estate, inventories, machinery,

equipment and all other physical losses. Subject to this maximum, loan amounts cannot exceed the verified uninsured disaster
loss.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – The law limits EIDLs to $2,000,000 for alleviating economic injury caused by the

disaster. The actual amount of each loan is limited to the economic injury determined by SBA, less business interruption
insurance and other recoveries up to the administrative lending limit. EIDL assistance is available only to entities and their
owners who cannot provide for their own recovery from non-government sources, as determined by the U.S. Small Business
Administration.

Business Loan Ceiling – The $2,000,000 statutory limit for business loans applies to the combination of physical, economic

injury, mitigation and refinancing, and applies to all disaster loans to a business and its affiliates for each disaster. If a business
is a major source of employment, SBA has the authority to waive the $2,000,000 statutory limit.

Home Loans – SBA regulations limit home loans to $200,000 for the repair or replacement of real estate and $40,000 to repair

or replace personal property. Subject to these maximums, loan amounts cannot exceed the verified uninsured disaster loss.

What Restrictions are there on Loan Eligibility?

Uninsured Losses – Only uninsured or otherwise uncompensated disaster losses are eligible. Any insurance proceeds which

are required to be applied against outstanding mortgages are not available to fund disaster repairs and do not reduce loan
eligibility. However, any insurance proceeds voluntarily applied to any outstanding mortgages do reduce loan eligibility.

Ineligible Property – Secondary homes, personal pleasure boats, airplanes, recreational vehicles and similar property are not

eligible, unless used for business purposes. Property such as antiques and collections are eligible only to the extent of their
functional value. Amounts for landscaping, swimming pools, etc., are limited.

Noncompliance – Applicants who have not complied with the terms of previous SBA loans may not be eligible. This includes

borrowers who did not maintain flood and/or hazard insurance on previous SBA loans.

Note: Loan applicants should check with agencies / organizations administering any grant or other assistance program under this
declaration to determine how an approval of SBA disaster loan might affect their eligibility.

Is There Help with Funding Mitigation Improvements?

If your loan application is approved, you may be eligible for additional funds to cover the cost of improvements that will protect your
property against future damage. Examples of improvements include retaining walls, seawalls, sump pumps, etc. Mitigation loan money
would be in addition to the amount of the approved loan, but may not exceed 20 percent of total amount of physical damage to real
property, including leasehold improvements, and personal property as verified by SBA to a maximum of $200,000 for home loans. It is
not necessary for the description of improvements and cost estimates to be submitted with the application. SBA approval of the mitigating
measures will be required before any loan increase.

Is There Help Available for Refinancing?

SBA can refinance all or part of prior mortgages that are evidenced by a recorded lien, when the applicant (1) does not have
credit available elsewhere, (2) has suffered substantial uncompensated disaster damage (40 percent or more of the value of the
property or 50% or more of the value of the structure), and (3) intends to repair the damage.

Businesses – Business owners may be eligible for the refinancing of existing mortgages or liens on real estate, machinery and
equipment, up to the amount of the loan for the repair or replacement of real estate, machinery, and equipment.

Homes – Homeowners may be eligible for the refinancing of existing liens or mortgages on homes, up to the amount of the loan
for real estate repair or replacement.

What if I Decide to Relocate?

You may use your SBA disaster loan to relocate. The amount of the relocation loan depends on whether you relocate voluntarily or
involuntarily. If you are interested in relocation, an SBA representative can provide you with more details on your specific situation.

Are There Insurance Requirements for Loans?

To protect each borrower and the Agency, SBA may require you to obtain and maintain appropriate insurance. By law, borrowers whose
damaged or collateral property is located in a special flood hazard area must purchase and maintain flood insurance. SBA requires that
flood insurance coverage be the lesser of 1) the total of the disaster loan, 2) the insurable value of the property, or 3) the maximum
insurance available.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at

https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela
. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email
disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
for more information on SBA disaster assistance. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech
disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small
Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

 
 
Volunteer of the Year

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from The Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors & Staff

 

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