New face welcomes Wilson Chamber of Commerce members

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In addition to the recent rebranding at the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the business advocacy organization has a new employee who will be the main point of contact for many members.

“I came out of college not really sure what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to do two things,” said Tyler Mayes. “I wanted to work in a good environment and I wanted the ability to help people and I felt like this helped me fulfill both those things.”

Mayes recently graduated with a degree in business administration from Barton College, but he’ll continue his education as a member of the newest Dynamic Leadership class this week.

“I’m looking forward to getting more involved in Wilson,” he said. “There are a lot of good things going on, so I want to see how I can play a part in it.”

The 22-year-old man was born in Texas and raised in Dunn, but now will serve as the chamber’s membership coordinator. In this role, Mayes will recruit new members, ensure businesses take advantage of membership benefits and arrange for ribbon-cutting celebrations. Once he graduates the chamber’s leadership program next year, he’ll also lead it for future classes.

“With a degree in business administration, I was able to learn a lot about businesses, but through my roles at Barton, I talked with people from student ambassadors to the student government,” he said. “I was always helping however I could, so hopefully I can carry that over into this position as well.”

Mayes can be reached by calling the chamber at 252-265-0165. Visit www.wilsonncchamber.com for more information on the chamber and membership benefits.


As summer officially gets underway Friday, Wayback Burgers is celebrating again this year with a free 12-ounce vanilla milkshake with chocolate syrup.

“Summer is such a fun time of the year. It makes you think of sunshine, childhood memories and of course, ice cream. We are so excited to ring in our favorite season with Free Shake Day,” CEO John Eucalitto said in a press release. “We at Wayback Burgers love to inspire moments of nostalgia while making new memories over great burgers, fries and milkshakes. We’d love to have our guests come join in the fun. After all, summer starts here.”

Officials said the promotion usually boosts sales up to 25% as customers order burgers and fries to complement the free shakes, but no purchase is necessary. The promotion starts at 10:30 a.m. and is limited to one per person while supplies last.

Got an idea for news to include in next week’s Main Street Minute? Don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 252-265-7821 or bhandgraaf@wilsontimes.com.