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Chamber of Commerce hosts first coffee for 2020

By Staff, 01/15/20 1:01 PM

The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held the first community coffee and ribbon cutting for the 2020 year. They kicked off the new year by moving into their new location of 201 South Main Street. 

Chamber Board Vice President, Anna Powell welcomed the community to the new location. The Chamber of Commerce has been established in Hope for 83years and continues to grow. With starting of the new decade and kicking off 2020 Powell stated “there is no better time for our community, as we have so much action going on downtown. We have a lot of community members that have very great ideas on to to move our community forward.” 

This move would not be possible without the Wilson family. They have made a huge investment not only in their business but in our community as well. 

Powell ended with “Thank you all for your investment in our community and keep it going and we are just going to continue to grow and make where we live and play better.” 

City Mayor, Steve Montgomery also said a few words, he thanked the Wilson family for their investments along with Nicole McRaven and Beckie Moore for the work they have done within the chamber office. 

Chamber Director, Beckie Moore thanked Rodney Steele for the artwork, the Wilson family for their investments, the Hempstead County Sheriffs Office for helping move furniture even in the rain, Nan Wright and Marlin Ward for the decorating the watermelon room, students from Clinton Primary School for their artwork, Tina Carter, Wendell McCorkel ar Hope Floral, Becky Williams at Ivan Smith Furniture, Elm Street Market Place, Bobs Antiques, Inked Threads, Hope Community TV, Rusty and Brooke Beck, the McLarty family, Farmers Bank and Trust, First National Bank of Tom Bean, Best Western, Holiday Inn, and Hampton Inn.