The Mitchell County Chamber joined with the National Federation of Small Business and Mayland Community College to host a Small Business Roundtable on August 31, 2016. North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest was the special guest speaker. Small business owners and managers attended the roundtable to hear an update from Lt. Governor Forest and then have a time of question and answer and discussion. Topics of discussion included bank financing for small businesses, HB2, resources for small businesses from the state and crowdfunding for small businesses.