Business of the Year 2021
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
Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Resort
David Brown, Publisher
Carolina Farm Credit
Cherokee County Master Gardners
Debbie Bruce, Owner
Edward Jones Investments
Murphy Power Board
PNC Bank Branch Manager