President's Welcome Letter

The MBCEA Carolinas Chapter welcomes you. Thank you for your interest and involvement.

Carolinas Chapter contact information:
Phone: 336-859-0985

President’s Welcome Letter

First I want to thank the association for allowing me to serve as President and be a part of an organization that not only gives knowledge back but allows friendships to be created within the industry.   I am following the footsteps of some great leaders in the industry.  This organization was formed back in the 1970’s and the individuals who formed this chapter were motivated and persistent in pursuing a goal of success for the Carolinas Chapter.

This next two years becomes a challenge for the board as they start developing classes that reflect our industry and become beneficial to our members. These classes will be partnered with a quarterly event and consist of requirements in our industry that require some type of certification.  Our board is excited about the opportunity to give something back to our membership.

The Scholarship program is another benefit of Carolinas Chapter members that the board is passionate about.  We managed to raise funds through corporate sponsorships throughout the year. The candidates are reviewed by a committee and during our Annual Summer Meeting the awards are presented.  This Carolinas Chapter has given away thousands in the last few years and it is part of the budget that will remain a tradition.

Several opportunities will be available throughout the year to meet for certification/education as well as networking with individuals within our industry.  I have been a part of the MBCEA for many years and networking personally has allowed several opportunities to come my way that otherwise would not have been recognized.  Networking is a part of our industry and this organization has its wealth of knowledge and from this, long term relationships created from the MBCEA, has been priceless.

For our current members and perspective members I want to assure you that the intention of this board is to grow the Carolinas Chapter without limits.  We will stay focused on remaining as a benefit to our members and also stay current with Industry standards and requirements.  Look forward to a productive successful year and invite each of you to participate, and most important become involved.


Tony Downs

President MBCEA Carolinas Chapter