Chamber events

$100 Dollar Challenge

You ever wonder how we make a difference in our Community “by supporting each other”. Through these times of uncertainty and pandemic we have stepped up to the plate and hit a home run on supporting each other. So as a THANK YOU from the Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce we are doing $100 dollar challenge. A simple contest to give back to the community. Here is your challenge:


Run dates: Starting December 9, 2020 at 9am in the morning thru December 22 @12pm, a challenge to spend money locally. Drawing will be Facebook Live December 23 @10am

1) Shop local. Businesses are listed below that qualify. All restaurants and retail. We do have some listed that are chambers members but in other areas.
2) Save receipt. Snap a photo with Place, date, and amount showing. You can submit more than one receipt to make the total. Date must be within the contest times and date.
3) Every $100 spent you are entered in a drawing for prizes. (one entry per $100) That is right every $100 spent you are entered for another chance to win.
4) Submissions can be by:
a. Email:
b. Facebook messenger to
c. Make a copy of receipts, put in envelope with your name and number, and drop-in Mail slot at Chamber Building. 118 W Market Street, Hertford, NC 27944.
5) We will not be posting copies of receipts and your purchases are kept confidential. This is just an easy way to show you shopped local.

Do you know what happens when you spend money locally?

Do you know what Small Business and Chain stores do for our economy?

When a consumer buys local, significantly more of that money stays in the community. In fact, one study found that for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 remained in the community with only $43 of each $100 spent at a chain retailer.’ Yes, we all shop chain retailers. Many of these businesses are chamber members, and they are a vital part of any community. And Yes, local small business supports your kiddo’s sports team or school projects. They also volunteer their time and give to nearly every non-profit in this community. So, shop within your county counts towards local support for vital economic resources. Expand our growth and support within your county.

Independent We Stand, small business organization, helps businesses promote locally and keep up with the facts. How much do you put back in your local economy? Small Business are the hub of Perquimans County.  Let’s keep it that way. The more you shop local, our economy will grow.

DID YOU Know….
• Small businesses accounted for 65% of all net new jobs over the past 17 years.
• Small businesses employ 77 million Americans.
• 89% of consumers agree that independent businesses contribute positively to local economies.
• Residential neighborhoods served by a successful independent business district gained, on average, 50% more in home values than their citywide markets.
• If independent businesses regained their 1990 market shares, it would create 200,000 new small businesses, generate nearly $300 billion in revenues and employ more than 1.6 million American workers.
• If just half the U.S. employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.

Restaurants/ Bakeries/ Caterers
252 Grill
Bethel Fishing Center
Bout Thyme Kitchen
Brew 2 Rescue Cafe
Captain Bob’s Restaurant and Catering
Donna Desserts
Dockside Marina at Albemarle Plantation
Larry’s Drive In
Little Mint
Ming Hing
Story’s Seafood
Southern Lady
The Clubhouse at Albemarle Plantation
The Nicholson House
The 51House
Tommy’s Pizza
TNT Grill and catering
Rustie’s Delightful

Ace Hardware in Hertford
Barley and Vine in Hertford
Bear Claw Gunworks LLC in Hertford
Best Buy Meats in Winfall
Bethel Fishing Center
Busted Knuckles in Hertford Printing and Signs in Hertford
Carolina Trophy and Engraving in Hertford
Country Leisure Pools in Hertford
Coastal Office Equipment in Elizabeth City
Dixie Auto Parts in Hertford
Down Home Sheds in EC in Hertford
Dollar General in Hertford only
Duck Thru in Wnfall only
Family Care Pharmacy
Food Lion in Hertford only
The Hertford Hub in Hertford
Hertford Hardware and Appliances in Hertford
Hertfordshire Antiques and More
Layden’s CB and Dog supply in Hertford
Layden’s Supermarket in Belvidere
Mickeys Sales and Service
New Bold White House Gift shop
Nicholson House and Gift Shop in Belvidere
Nixon Solutions
Sawyers House of Furniture in Elizabeth City
Scott’s Store in Belvidere
Small Town Trendz
Perquimans Art League
Planter’s Ridge Inc
Relax at Albemarle Screenprinting
Tarheel Fireplace and Grill Shop
Woodard’s Pharmacy

Sources: Independent we stand webpost, Small Business Administration; Intuit Small Business Innovation Study; American Express OPEN Independent Retail Index; Civic Economics/American Booksellers Assoc., U.S. Dept. of Labor

Sponsors for this Contest:

Captain Bob’s Restaurant and Catering
McDonald’s 303 Ocean Hwy S Perquimans Centre, Hertford NC
321 Ocean Hwy S, Hertford, NC 27944
Chamber events

“Lights in Perquimans”

Grab your thermos of hot chocolate!! Go for a drive to see all the lights and decorations in Perquimans County. Let the adventure begin….

We are providing a google map to show you where to go..

Click HERE to get map.

2020 Map entry form for “Lights in Perquimans” Would you like to add to the map. Be our guest…


Perquimans Christmas Parade 2020 REcap

During these times of uncertainty, safety is the most important factor. Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce hosted there annual Christmas Parade December 5, 2020 a little different. With the efforts from Perquimans County Emergency Services, Perquimans County Sheriff Department, and Hertford Police Department, we had a successful adventure. We were uncertain of rain moving in; however, we did not have to worry once the show was on the road. The whole time the line stayed flowing and moving. Everyone enjoyed the little bit of Christmas Tradition we could provide this year. Here is a little recap of the events of the day.

Sheriff Shelby White waving at everyone coming on by.. Thank you for your dedication to this county..
Police Chief Brown organized street closure and directing traffic. What would we do without you!!
Superintendent Tanya Brown writes “PQ proud and honored to sit with two distinguished women, Dr. White – BOE Chair and Mayor Brown, at the Hertford Reverse Christmas Parade! Congratulations Dr. White on being named the Grand Marshal of the parade! @pqschools #EveryChildEveryChanceEveryDay
“Fill the boot” Campaign…
Hertford Fire Department Blowing those wonderful horns!!
Santa came to town with the Perquimans County Emergency Services!! Along with some Gingerbread men that needed fixin up!!
Hertford Rotary Gingerbread Perquimans Courthouse…
Perquimans County Senior Citizen Center out did themselves again this year!!! 55 and better club! Fun Fitness and Fellowship!
Bear Claw Gunworks LLC getting into the festivities!!
Perquimans County High School SGA in Queen Turner’s Revenge!! Thank you to Mr. Mickey Drew and Mr. Jeff Nixon for helping us get this together!
Springfield Bed and Breakfast…. such a lovely scenery!!
1923 Ford Model T car brought to you by Chris Perry…
First National Bank Kim Westbrook with the Girl Scout troop… They pulled this together in three whole days… Thank you for your creativity…
A surprise visitor riding through the viewers side…