Chamber’s history is story of progress

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, January 15, 2008

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce. Its history is the story of progress of our community.

Many have worked diligently over the years at tasks which may have long been forgotten, many others on projects which will be always remembered. The chamber of commerce would not exist were it not for the efforts of individuals in business, government, retirees and others who work together for a common good. These combined efforts have made the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce the catalyst for a positive voice in Natchez, Adams County and the Miss-Lou area.

We hope this year is no exception, and we are excited as we head into 2008. This month we have two activities that the chamber invites the community to attend. On Wednesday, we are having a municipal/government breakfast with our mayor and aldermen. Breakfast by Dale’s Catering will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Natchez Convention Center, and promptly at 8 a.m. questions will be asked with concerns from the business community.

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This meeting will last until 9 a.m. and will help the public hear our leaders’ thoughts on the city’s direction and opportunities for 2008. Tickets for the breakfast cost $10 for members and $15 for future members.

Also, we would like to invite you to attend our first quarterly luncheon of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Natchez Eola Hotel. Writer and WLBT-TV broadcaster Walt Grayson has graciously accepted to be our keynote speaker. Through his Mississippi travels and unique storytelling style, we will surely have an entertaining and fun event. At 11:30 a.m., Walt will be available to sign his new book “Looking Around Mississippi with Walt Grayson.” Lunch will begin at noon. Tickets cost $20 for members and $25 for future members.

If you plan to attend either of these events, please call the chamber office at 601-445-4611 to make your reservations. We look forward to seeing you at the first of many exciting activities the chamber has to offer for 2008.

Debbie Hudson is president of the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce.