In June of this year I shared the listing of the 24 new members we had added during the first half of 2013. I'm proud to share that since the mid-year update, we have added an additional 16 new members to our Chamber roster!
For many, many years our Chamber motto has been "Chamber members support Chamber members." When new members join the Chamber we work diligently to communicate this information to the community and our existing members. The goal is to encourage our existing members to connect with the new members.
For each business and organization, this "connection" takes a unique form it may be stopping by to patronize the new member, keeping them top-of-mind when a challenge presents itself that the new member can assist with, or seeking out the new members at a Chamber event to make introductions. Whatever form it takes, I encourage our members to continue the tradition of supporting one another.
Thank you to our existing members and to the following businesses and organizations that have joined the Chamber during the second half of the year so far. We are delighted to have your support of our activities and the business community. More importantly, we are delighted to help support you in your endeavors!
Complete contact information for all Chamber members, including phone, address and website, can be found under the "Member Directory" on the Chamber website at www.movchamber.org.
If your business or organization is interested in joining the Chamber, give us a call. We'd love to share all the benefits of Chamber membership and would be delighted to have you as our special guest at an upcoming event. Check out the New Member Application on our website at www.movchamber.org for detailed information about membership and the value-added benefits of our local Chamber.
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Open to all Chamber members. Register on-line at www.movchamber.org. Lunch is $8 at the door (pre-registration required for $8 lunch) or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.
Visit this space every other Sunday for more Chamber news. We also invite you to call us at 304-422-3588, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Chamber office at 409 1/2 Market St. in Parkersburg.
Jill Parsons is president/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley