The Winterville Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new member businesses recently with ribbon-cutting celebrations featuring town leaders, chamber officials and other well-wishers.

The chamber visited Pitt County K9 Academy on April 11. The business has two locations, one is for training and boarding and the other is for grooming. The business just moved its grooming facility to a larger location in Winterville at 111-A W. Fire Tower Road, just west of Old Tar Road in Wintergreen Commercial Park.

The new facility is spacious and clean, said chamber Director Rebecca Caveness.

“They have an extensive and knowledgeable staff here,” she said. “We are very excited for their growth and hope they continue to choose to stay in Winterville.”

The chamber crew visited Meating Ground Cafe on April 13. The business was opened by the owners of Prevail Food Truck, Shaina and Matt Cole and Eric Pooley, at 4810 Old Tar Road in the Food Lion shopping center.

Pooley and the Coles renovated the old Subway location into a beautiful and welcoming space, Caveness said. They serve breakfast and lunch, coffee all day, and frequently have specials on the menu.

“We really enjoyed getting to celebrate them,” Caveness said. “Opening a restaurant is a huge feat and they have done such a wonderful job with it. Looking forward to watching them prosper.”

Contact Bobby Burns at and 329.9572.