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Chamber of Commerce up and running

Posted: Sunday, Feb 12th, 2017

GRAFTON— The Taylor County Chamber of Commerce is officially up and running, and will be holding their first official meeting on Tuesday, at 6:00 p.m., at Jalisco restaurant.

The meeting is open to the public. The chamber’s Vice President Mike Manypenny shared that the Chamber Board is still looking for individuals and businesses that would be interested in being Executive board members, or general members. Executive members must be involved with a business on a day-to-day basis.

Manypenny reported that there is a small fee of $20 for an individual to join. From there, the fee to join goes up on a sliding scale, which is based on the number of employees that the business obtains.

“The Chamber of Commerce is all about small business, so depending on the number of members we need to accommodate, we will try to hold our monthly meetings at local businesses like Jalisco, to show our support,” commented Manypenny.

He also shared that the meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month.

“It is exciting to finally get this chamber off the ground. It is important to have here in our county, not only to support current businesses, but also to attract new ones to the area,” added Manypenny.

Manypenny shared some of the ideas and goals of the chamber, which include, bringing on speakers or members from other counties Chamber of Commerce groups to get an idea of what surrounding counties are doing to support small businesses.

For the complete article see the 02-13-2017 issue.

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