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Chamber of Commerce Week in Hope-Hempstead County

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 10/20/22 10:06 PM

HOPE – This week is being observed as Chamber of Commerce Week, and the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce is doing its part to spread the word on the work the chamber does.

The Chamber Ambassadors, above, hosted a Community Coffee Wednesday as part of the activities.

Chamber of Commerce Week honors and recognizes the work that local chambers of commerce play in economic and civic advancement in their community. That aspect of the chamber’s mission was part of the Official Proclamation read by Hope Mayor Don Still recognizing this week. Mayor Still said, “The chamber does so much for Hope and Hempstead County.” He added that it is truly a group effort.

Chamber Executive Director Christy Burns highlighted some of the ways her organization works with local businesses and groups, including providing visibility via social meeting and providing a weekly update of events, providing referrals to chamber members, offering networking opportunities such as Community Coffees, Business After Hours, and Ribbon Cuttings, and community, which including promoting local events such as the Watermelon Festival.

To talk to the chamber office, call 870-777-3640 and speak with Executive Director Christy Burns (hopechamberdirector@gmail.com) or Trevor Moses (hopemelonfest@yahoo.com), Administrative Assistant and Membership Manager.