Beads, feather boas, sequins, blue jeans or your best outfit, it doesn't matter what you wear when you join the Chatham Area Chamber and presenting sponsor Bank of Springfield-Chatham for the annual Mardi Gras Community Celebration on Feb. 22, 2014. Mardi Gras is a great time to kick your winter blues to the curb with a cajun dinner, beer, socializing and a live band. You can even take home unique gifts, business tools, evening out packages, win a piece of fine jewelry or a Super Market Sweep shopping spree and more, by participating in the raffle drawings and the live and silent auctions!
The Chatham Area Chamber recently announced the 2013 Greenways of Chatham Contest winners. The purpose of the Greenways of Chatham Contest is to encourage continued beautification of the community, which enhances the environment for both visitors and residents. WSEC/PBS-TV received the Best Business Landscaping award. Don and Ruth Kauerauf won the Best Residential Landscaping award and Ted Koester won the Best Vegetable Garden award. All area residents and businesses were invited to participate by entering their yard and garden landscaping or nominating a community member. (Pictures l to r: Tracy Formea, Chamber President; Dr. Jerold Gruebel, WSEC/PBS-TV; Ruth and Don Kauerauf; Ted Koester; and Shellie Petty, Chamber Executive Director.)
The Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce recently awarded scholarships to three local graduating seniors. Zach St. Clair, Sara Hadidi and Ross Skelly each received a $1000 scholarship to be applied to the college or university of their choice. Applications were judged on a combination of academic achievement, volunteer work experience and future goals. High school seniors residing in the Ball-Chatham School District and attending a public-funded school were eligible to apply. The goal of the Chamber Scholarship Program is to promote business within the community. This year, the Chamber was able to award an additional scholarship, increasing the annual scholarship giving by 50 percent to award three students with $1000 scholarships respectively. Pictured at left: Chamber President, Tracy Formea; 2013 Chatham Area Chamber Scholarship winners Zach St. Clair, Sara Hadidi, and Ross Skelly; and Chamber Executive Director, Shellie Petty.
Dear Business and Community Leaders:
The Chamber Board of Directors would like to extend an invitation to your firm to join the Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce. By joining the CACC your firm is investing in the future of your business as well as the greater Chatham area.
Why become a member of the Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce? The Chamber will:
· Celebrate your Firm’s successes. The CACC offers the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate your grand opening or relocation, with coverage in the Chatham Clarion, SJ-R Our Towns and Chamber Newsletter.