According to Jeri Vespoli, chamber and business development consultant at Collaborative Marketing Services, "Local chambers of commerce are businesses joined together to improve their value, visibility, and credibility; share news, ideas, and best practices; qualify for higher negotiated group savings on the products and services they use; and become better connected with the markets they serve and the resources they need to serve them."
Among the benefits of belonging to a Chamber are member discounts, credibility, marketing assistance, advocacy, networking, and professional development.
To learn more about joining our Chamber either as a business or individual, contact our Executive Director, Deb Domke, at 270-388-4769.
Along with the above, we would like to welcome our newest Chamber members: Livingston County Water District and Eddyville Riverport Authority.
Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events: On Nov. 7-9, we will be hosting a Holiday Open House featuring discounts and special offerings from our member businesses.
To qualify for our Open House Grand Prize, which is a giant stocking filled with filled with merchandise from each participating business, shoppers will need to have their 'Passport Card' stamped by at least three merchants. If you would like more information, please contact Deb at the number above.
As a part of Christmas in Kuttawa on Dec. 6 and 7, our Chamber will be sponsoring our first ever Festival of Trees on Dec. 7. At 2 p.m. we will have a public viewing of the trees, and at 3 p.m. there will be a live auction of trees, wreaths and baked goods. There will also be music, along with a chance to meet Santa at the Kuttawa Amphitheater.
Businesses, organizations, churches, civic groups, and neighborhoods may decorate a tree or wreath to be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the group or charity.
And finally, congratulations to Fredonia Valley Bank as it celebrates its 125th year of banking. A job well done!