2003 Lake Norman Chamber Board Chair Chip Scholz Receives Scott Hinkle Servant Leadership Award

Published Monday, January 20, 2020

Chip Scholz, a business coach, consultant, and author with Scholz and Associates has received the coveted Scott Hinkle Servant Leadership Award from the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce.  Scholz served as Board Chair of the Chamber in 2003 and was responsible for several key programs of the Chamber including the Annual Public Safety Luncheon and the Academy of Political Leadership.

The Public Safety Luncheon annually recognizes first responders in all three North Mecklenburg Communities of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville. The Academy of Political Leadership is a non-partisan candidate training program held Bi-annually with the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce.  Graduates include current Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox and Commissioner Matt Fort, as well as several commissioners in Huntersville and Cornelius. One of the earliest graduates of the program in United States Senator Thom Tillis.

Presenting the award was outgoing Chamber Board Chair Tricia Sisson who cited Scholz’s 13 year history with the Chamber’s Leadership Lake Norman program.  Each year Chip facilitates the Concepts of Leadership I and II which include human behavior, decision making, and communication.  To date, Chip has personally coached 292 graduates of the program.

In receiving the award, Scholz stated, “I knew Scott Hinkle, and while we didn’t always see eye to eye, he was a great leader and did wonderful things for the community that we know and love.  He made a difference.  It is an honor to stand with two of the past recipients, Sally Ashworth and Charles Knox.  I am humbled and honored.”

Reflecting on the Chamber he added, “In the very early days of my business, the Chamber gave me an audience to network with, friendships that have lasted and ultimately, a place to flex my leadership.  I wouldn’t be where I am today without the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce.”

Pictured: 2019 Board Chair Tricia Sisson presenting Chip Scholz the 2019 Scott Hinkle Servant Leadership Award with Lake Norman Chamber President & CEO Bill Russell.

Civic Contributions by Chip Scholz through the Years

Leadership Positions

Section Chair, New Business, United Way of Central Carolinas 2000/2004 Campaign

Co-Chair, Charlotte Rotary 9/11 Scholarship Golf Tournament, 2003, Chair 2004

Chair, Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Chairman of the Board, Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, 2003

Chairman, Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission, 1997-99

President, Torrance Chamber of Commerce, 1996/97

President, Harbor City Chamber of Commerce, 1991/92

President, Riviera Village Business Association, Redondo Beach, 1990/91

Chair, Volunteer Center Capital Campaign, 1993-1997

Chair, YMCA Major Gifts Campaign, 1993 and 1994

Chair, Good Scout Awards, Boy Scouts of America, 1994, 1995

Chair/Founder, South Bay Police/Fire Memorial Foundation Golf Tourney, 1995-1999

Chairman, Redondo Beach Chamber Golf Tournament, 1994, 1995

Chairman, Torrance Chamber Golf Tournament, 1994, 1995

Creation of Community Organizations

Founding Board Member, Lake Norman Regional Econ. Development Coalition 2003/2004

Founder, South Bay Police and Fire Memorial Foundation, 1995

Founding Board Member, South Bay Economic Development Partnership, 1997

Founding Board Member, South Bay Business Environmental Coalition, 1991

Board Memberships

Board Member, International Warehouse Logistics Association, 2007 to present

Board Member/Faculty NC Inst. Of Political Leadership, 2003 to present

Member, Town of Cornelius Crime Initiative Committee, 2001 to present

Committee Member, Boy Scouts of America Golf Tournament, 2000

Board Member, Right Moves for Youth, 2001, 2002

Board Member, Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, 2000 to 2005

Board Member, University City YMCA Board of Managers, 2000-2004

Board Member, Charlotte Uptown Rotary Club

Appointed Member, Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission 1994-1999

Board Member, Torrance Chamber of Commerce 1991-1997

Board Member, Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce 1992-1998

Board Member, Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce 1995-1998

Board Member, Lawndale Chamber of Commerce 1989-1991

Board Member, Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce 1992-1995

Board Member, San Pedro Chamber of Commerce 1989-1993

Board Member, Harbor City Chamber of Commerce 1989-1994

Board Member, South Bay YMCA 1992-1996

Board Member, American Red Cross 1991-1993

Board Member, Volunteer Center 1995-1999

Board Member, Association of Retarded Citizens, 1990-1995

Board Member, United Way, Harbor Southeast Region, 1995 to 1999

Member, Redondo Riviera Rotary Club, 1989-1992

Member, Del Amo Rotary Club, 1992 to 1998

Board Member, Community Reclamation Project, 1991-1994

Board Member, Gang Alternative Project (GAP) 1991-1993

Trustee, Peninsula Education Foundation 1995-1998

Advisory Board Member, Target Area Task Force, City of Los Angeles 1995

Advisory Board Member, First Night Hermosa Beach, 1994, 1995, 1996

Advisory Board Member, Torrance South Bay YWCA

Advisory Board Member, Torrance Education Foundation

Advisory Board Member, Republic Bank Corporation

Awards and Honors

Fellow, North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership, Spring 2002

Graduate Fellow, Leadership Los Angeles 1992

Recipient Good Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America 1996

Recipient, PAL Award, South Bay Producers Guild, 1996