WILMINGTON —Sixty years ago this week the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce was chartered, and on Friday the chamber will celebrate that milestone with the communities it serves.
The public is invited to the chamber’s 60th birthday celebration 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at its facility at 100 W. Main St., Wilmington.
There will be a ribbon- and cake-cutting at 4 p.m. and an open house until 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Main Street Wilmington Jeep Jam. The first 60 guests will receive a door prize and chances to win cash and gift baskets.
Executive Director Dessie Rogers said the celebration is their way of saying thank you to the community for 60 years of support.
“My goal with the 60th birthday party is opening the chamber up to the community — both our business community and all of our residents,” said Rogers. “They’re welcomed into the chamber to learn a little bit about who we are, what we do, recognize our members and to just have an opportunity to mingle and have cake.”
For 60 years, the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce has worked to create an environment in which businesses of all sizes can thrive and grow by serving as the community’s leading advocate for businesses. The chamber continues to be an active and productive force in bringing economic development and job growth.
“Each of our programs strive to support businesses that improve our area economy and enhance the quality of life for all our residents,” said Rogers. “At the heart of our work is the active participation and involvement of our members in building a strong future for Clinton County. Our members serve as our ultimate ingredient for the success and growth of the chamber.
Learn more about the chamber’s members, initiatives benefits at www.wccchamber.com. To RSVP or for more information, please contact the chamber at 937-382-2737 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.