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Our Mission

The mission of the Hope Mills Area Chamber of Commerce is to sustain and further develop a thriving economy and to enhance our community's quality of life. We work hard to support the interests of the local business community.

Our Mission is to EDUCATE our business owners so they have the knowledge necessary to operate and keep up with the changing times , ADVOCATE for our members when issues arise that are above and beyond their expertise, and to give our business members the tools to EMPOWER them to go above and beyond in order to succeed.

We invite you to join and take advantage of the many opportunities we offer. Come find out why Hope Mills is one of the fastest growing towns in America!

Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors for the Hope Mills Area Chamber of Commerce!

Casey Ferris


Casey Ferris has served on the board for six years, two of them as Vice President. "I’m a firm believer in being proactive and investing in our community. We are all in this together and it’s time to start working towards a common goal."


Casey owns her own marketing company, The Ferris Agency,  and uses her knowledge to help educate local businesses owners on how they can market their businesses in the digital age. During her two years as Vice President, she has been able to work with the business owners of Hope Mills and the surrounding area toward the mutually beneficial goal of seeing Hope Mills grow and succeed. Her plans for the Chamber include: Providing Education for our Business Members, Advocating for the local businesses and Empowering them to succeed.

Karsie Lowe

Vice President/Secretary

Karsie Lowe is the former Marketing Manager at Bubba's 33 and has been a longtime chamber member, and supporter. You're sure to have seen her at a Chamber Luncheon, and on our Facebook Lives. 


Karsie is hardworking and brings new fresh ideas to the table. She is always willing to lend a hand, or arrange a partnership on behalf of the Chamber. During her last five years on the chamber board she has been an invaluable asset - From volunteering at events to Sponsoring Luncheons. 

Joanne Scarola

Board Member

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Lake Wood

Board Member

Lake Wood is the visionary CEO and Founder of LWood Solutions, a trailblazing company that he established in 2019. With a passion for innovation and a clear vision for the future, Lake has built LWood Solutions into a leading force in the industry. His leadership has been instrumental in shaping LWood Solutions as a symbol of excellence, reliability, and client-centric services.

Greg Adair

Board Member

Greg Adair has been involved with live bands & studio recording on various genres of music, including country, rock, blues and gospel, since his teenage years. Through those years, he has had the pleasure of playing alongside such acts as Dale Watson, Marty Stuart, Emmylou Harris, Rhett Akins in Country, and Eve 6, Spin Doctors, Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot on the Rock scene. 


He currently manages and plays for Rivermist, a Classic Rock/ Variety/ Dance/ Party band from Fayetteville, NC. He previously also toured with Classic Country band The Malpass Brothers for almost two years, 2015-2016. 


Since February 2018, he now makes his living completely in music, because other than booking popular this popular band 60-70 shows per year, he has made quite a name for himself as an Entertainment Coordinator, and trusted music businessman all over his hometown area. Greg created and is running popular Concert Series type events (Rock'n On The River since 2018, Gates Four Concert Series new in 2021), books all entertainment for Cumberland County and Hoke County Fairs, as well as coordinating music for Eastover and Hope Mills Associations with their events, as needed. 


On a personal level, Greg has been voted "Drummer of the Year" by Carolina Country Music Awards 2 straight years. Greg has been married to his beautiful wife, Rhonda for almost 38 years, and has two wonderful adult sons and Daughter-in-Laws, Devin (wife Paige) and Kyle (wife Kasey), a brand new grandbaby - Kinley, and his furbaby, 8 year old Boston Terrier, Lulu, completing his adorable family.

Rebecca Gibbs

Board Member

Nathan Hwang

Board Member

Melannie Armstrong

Ex Afficio

Melannie Armstrong is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Harmony at Hope Mills, Retirement & Assisted Living Facility. She is originally from Fayetteville, NC and has lived in Hope Mills for the last 3½ years. She aspires to be a Regional Director of Sales and Marketing and it appears she is right on track to do just that. 

In less than 2 years of transitioning into her new field of Assisted Living, Melannie was recognized as the Achieved Marketing Director of the Year. She has also done an amazing job at increasing the Harmony brand visibility through active community involvement.

Many people that meet Melannie may characterize her as as an extrovert because of her role, but the truth is, she's an introvert. Being an extrovert is her job, and one that she is great at.

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