May Sunrise Business Update

Willo Kelly
Willo Kelly

Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation and the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce are happy to announce the third Sunrise Business Update will be held Thursday, May 30th with featured speaker Willo Kelly, President NC-20 presenting information on recently approved homeowners insurance rate increases and changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. The lead speaker on property insurance throughout eastern NC, Willo’s presentation will include information on how these changes impact policyholders and what can be done to save money on the rising cost of coverage.

Willo’s involvement in property insurance issues began fifteen years ago when she was President of the Currituck Chamber of Commerce. She conducted extensive research, and in 2008, facing ever-increasing rates and fewer market options, property insurance became the major focus of NC-20, the Outer Banks Association of Realtors and the Outer Banks Home Builders Association.

The meeting will be held 8am – 9am at Baker’s Kitchen, 227 Middle Street in the second floor meeting room with a full buffet breakfast. The cost, $10 per person, will be collected at the beginning of the meeting.

Due to limited seating, reservations are required by contacting the Chamber. You can reply by email to or by calling 252-637-3111. Reservations for the May 30 meeting are required by the end of the Tuesday, May 28 work day.

The remaining dates for the bi-monthly programs for the 2013 are: May 30, July 25, September 26 and December 5.

A listing of speakers will be published as they are confirmed.

Swiss Bear and the Chamber of Commerce are providing this opportunity for the business community to meet and hear presentations from business professionals on topics that are important and timely to New Bern, Craven County and Eastern North Carolina.

For information on the Chamber: or Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation:

Submitted by: Susan Moffett-Thomas, Swiss Bear Downtown Development, 252-638-5781229-9344229-9344