Suwannee Democrat

Letter to the editor

February 9, 2012

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Live Oak — Dear Editor,

The Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce prides itself on service to the community; both our current and prospective businesses, residents and visitors. We feel our members and our community deserve a Chamber that reflects the personality of the community and we also pride ourselves in Southern hospitality.

The Chamber has served Suwannee County for over 66 years and our main goal is working together for the economic success of the total community. Everything we do is a means to that end. We are an advocate for our members by helping the business community identify and respond to challenges and by advancing the civic and social interests of our community. We provide opportunities for networking by hosting Business After Hours, ribbon cuttings, mixers, and providing programs for businesses. We participate in the Shop at Home Campaign to promote shopping at our local businesses. The Chamber works at maintaining awareness of key issues at the local, state, and federal levels that would affect our local economy. We also work to support growth, increase tourism and promote local attractions and events. We have sponsored the annual Christmas on the Square event for 27 years. We know that anytime we can bring visitors to our area they are potential customers for our local business community.

Responding to information requests is one of the most important ways that we can support our community and our Chamber membership. On a daily basis the staff answers requests for telephone numbers, and for information on local restaurants, accommodations, recreation and vacation facilities, special activities and events, demographics, and requests for relocation packets. Each year the Chamber office mails out hundreds of responses to requests for information that have come through the Chamber office or are generated from the Suwannee County Tourist Development Council.

The Chamber is led by a Board of Directors that is very active in their service to the community and is available to help in any way that they can. The current board is made up of these community leaders:

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