Chamber: Get involved, move forward

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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.

Now, more than ever, the Chamber continues to be an active, productive, and effective force in sharing local business information and bringing economic development and job growth to our community.

Under the new leadership of Dessie Rogers, Executive Director, and Julie Bolton, Marketing and Communications Director (and co-director of Main Street Wilmington), 2017 will be another promising year for the Chamber of Commerce.

Through the newly re-branded “Local First Clinton County” initiative, the Chamber connects its near 300 business members to thousands of residents throughout Clinton County — sharing events, coupons, business features and more on a weekly basis.

Their newly designed website — — now hosts a partner mobile application (Local First Clinton County) where residents can access this information faster than ever on smart devices.

The Chamber is also unveiling an upgrade to their resourceful “business to business” tailored Chamber site — — in early 2017. The Chamber site hosts the county’s economic development resource page, as well as the hugely popular “Chamber Jobs Board.” Through this online listing, the Chamber shared over 300 local jobs and received over 76,000 views in 2016 with a promise to only increase in the coming year.

2016 also saw a record for ribbon cuttings with the Chamber celebrating openings, expansions, and anniversaries at 33 member businesses and non-profit organizations.

The Chamber also hosts a monthly business roundtable, the “Economic Network Alliance,” in partnership with the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission, in addition to their spring Annual Luncheon and their popular fall “Chamber Clay” shoot at Cherrybend Pheasant Farm.

To learn more, get involved, or join the Chamber, please contact 937-382-2737 or

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