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Business of the Year 2021

Industrial Opportunities Inc.


Our 2021 Business of the Year is Industrial Opportunities Inc. (IOI). We recognized the outstanding job they have done to support the community during the pandemic.

Note: IOI has donated 200,000 Medical Masks since April 1 st , 2020 to our three local County Health
Departments, Erlanger Hospital, Frontline Healthcare Workers, Churches, Schools, Veterans,
throughout out local Community. And 15 other entities across WNC from Clay County to Avery
Amazingly IOI started making Prototypes on Saturday March 21 st ,2020 delivered Finished Product
April 1 st ,0220.
IOI has a very talented and very committed workforce doing our small part during this Historic Health
Event. IOI currently has 140 Essential Employees working. 40 Adults with Disabilities attending IOI’s
Vocational training Programs, with 36 Adults with Disabilities.

IOI is Grateful for all the Support IOI has received from Our Community and Supporters the past 47
Years and is Thankful, we can use our skills and services to support our Healthcare Providers and our


Ambassadors are vital to a Chamber of Commerce.  Their help is invaluable at all Chamber events, and we appreciate the time and effort they provide to support their local Chamber and county.  Our Ambassadors are listed below:

Meet Our Cherokee County Chamber Ambassadors

Barbara Hughes
Community Volunteer

Nancy Rogers
Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Resort

David Brown, Publisher
Cherokee Scout

Sherry Palmer
Carolina Farm Credit

Elo-ly Bailey
Cherokee County Master Gardners

Debbie Bruce, Owner
Creative Designs

Christie Standish
Edward Jones Investments

Corey Bailey
Heritage Partners

Ninna Curtis
Murphy Power Board

Nicole Hibbs
PNC Bank Branch Manager

Want to get involved? Contact us about opportunities at 828-837-2242 or email.
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