Today we had a chamber meeting for the board of directors. I remember in school being given reports about certain cities. Our teacher advised us to write to the Chamber of Commerce in that city and tell them you’re doing a report and request information about that city. I was so excited when the packet arrived. It was full of all sorts of stuff about the city I was doing a report on.
I don’t think many people know the purpose of a Chamber of Commerce. The key word is Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce is there to support and help commerce grow in a community.
So, that being the purpose, why is it so difficult to get business owners to get involved and come to a chamber meeting?
Our local Chamber of Commerce is called the Canal Connection Chamber of Commerce. Our charter is to bridge the community and businesses in the area and to improve the quality of life.
Frankly, without getting to political about the difficulties the local chamber faces, if we could get more businesses on board, owners volunteering and helping out, we could become a very powerful resource in the Palmyra, Macedon and Walworth towns and surrounding areas.
The Beckwith Mansion and photography by db walton llc are proud members of the local chamber of commerce – the Canal Connection Chamber of Commerce. If you are a business owner, or retired person, who wants to get involved with this great organization, let me know and I’ll walk you through the process to join. And, I’d love to see you at our chamber meetings.
Distraction was my middle name today. I kept trying to work on one of my projects, but kept getting distracted. Even after a client called, I had a hard time keeping focus while working on his estimate.