Last updated: February 19. 2014 9:07AM - 571 Views
Janna Bass Chamber director

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This week was filled with celebration as the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce joined with new businesses to hold ribbon cuttings. We celebrated with Rodriguez Accounting, El Mazatlan, and will be celebrating the new Wound Care Center’s opening later tonight at Sampson Regional Medical Center. Each year, on average, the Chamber participates in over 25 ribbon cuttings that are the results of new or expanding businesses within Sampson County.

While the events are ceremonial in the excitement of people gathering to celebrate, I encourage you to stop and think for a moment of what a ribbon cutting truly means to each of us as residents of Sampson County. As a business is established or grows, it typically means: new jobs, contributions to our tax base, investing in the community, giving back to support a variety of civic groups, fundraisers, and increasing our overall quality of life. Overall, a ribbon cutting symbolizes economic growth, something that impacts us all.

I encourage you to join in on the celebration with new or expanding businesses. Check your e-mails for the Chamber Chronicles to save the date for the many upcoming economic growth celebrations. If you would like to be a part of the Chamber’s e-blasts, please e-mail info@clintonsampsonchamber.org or call 592-6177.

The celebration continues next Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the 44th Annual Chamber Banquet. Each year, you (Chamber members) vote on the Business Person of the Year, Entrepreneurial Success Award, and the Small Business Award. We also recognize the Ambassador of the Year and a Chamber Member of the Year. If you haven’t purchased your tickets, give us a call at 592-6177 and join in as we celebrate. Join us at 6:30 p.m. as we enjoy live piano entertainment from Stan Benton and a celebration of business achievements throughout Sampson County.

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