Lunch and LearnThe Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Dottie Moretz will begin her new position as the Director of the Chamber on December 15, 2014. Kate Gavenus, current Director, has accepted an offer from the Town of Beech Mountain to become the Director of Tourism and Economic Development.

What does this mean to you? Well, you will benefit from the great relationship between Kate and Dottie, who will share the responsibility for running the visitor’s center. You’ll also benefit from the great skills and knowledge that Dottie will bring to the job.

Dottie brings 15 years of experience as a small business owner, chamber member and community volunteer, and has lived full-time here on the mountain with her husband, Mike and children, Michael and Julia, for the past 2 ½ years. She and her husband own Moretz Signs. “I’m thrilled to be able to work with the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce as we strengthen our collaboration with the town and the Tourism Development Authority” says Dottie.

“I am so pleased to continue to be of service to all of our businesses and to the town of Beech Mountain" says Kate. "I look forward to working with Dottie, and I know our partnership will help both the chamber and the community grow”.

Dottie and Kate can both be reached at 828-387-9283. Dottie can be contacted via email at and Kate can be contacted at