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Lake Norman Chamber Welcomes Laura Rizzetta to the Team!

Laura Rizzetta

Lake Norman Chamber Welcomes Laura Rizzetta to the Team!

Laura Rizzetta will serve as the the Vice President, Small Business Development & Investor Relations

At the January Board of Directors Meeting, Chamber President Bill Russell informed the Board of the retirement of Jack Stevens, a 12-year employee of the Chamber effective January 30th. Jack has served the chamber well as our Membership Services Director. Last Monday evening, Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam recognized Jack with an award of appreciation for his dedication to the town and the Lake Norman region.

The Lake Norman Chamber is pleased to announce that the Chamber has hired Laura L. Rizzetta as the Vice President, Small Business Development & Investor Relations. Laura will begin her career with the Chamber Monday, February 14th. Laura has served for 27 years in retail banking in both North and South Carolina. As a member of the Columbia (SC) Chamber, she worked with the Junior Achievement organization. She was most recently the Branch Manager of Aquesta Bank, now United Community Bank, since 2014.

Since moving to Cornelius in 2014, she has volunteered with the “Butterfly Run,” an annual run supported by Aquesta Bank to help with donations and to bring awareness to Sarcoma.

Laura has co-chaired the Big Day at the Lake Beach Bash for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charlotte. In 2018, she completed the Leadership Lake Norman program sponsored by the Chamber. She has a Certificate from UNC Charlotte for Leadership Essentials (2020) and has been a member of the Lake Norman Executive Board since 2015. She served as President of that Lake Norman Leads group in 2021 and 2022.

In 2017, Laura became an Ambassador for the Lake Norman Chamber volunteering with the Women’s Conference, Golf Tournament, participating in ribbon cutting events, and helping with registration at Business AfterHours and Mixers. She has an extensive knowledge of Lake Norman Chamber programs and events.

Laura will oversee event sponsorship and marketing opportunities; schedule ribbon cuttings; coordinate education programs including seminars, workshops, and professional development seminars; as well as develop small business assistance programs; and increase membership investment.

We are excited to have Laura join our staff!

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