Throughout this year, together, we have explored, discovered and enhanced our knowledge and experiences of Sampson County. This week the journey continues throughout the county as we are “working together for total community development.”
The “Sampson County puzzle pieces” (as I have referred to in the past as our vision and community partnerships) are continuing to me molded and joined together, and in order to take great strides to create and achieve the vision and economic growth goals, the journey must continue.
This past Tuesday, I had the opportunity to attend the Sampson County Youth Industrial Council meeting. This group meets in order to achieve a successful career fair each year in early spring. The career fair offers students the opportunity to gain knowledge and advice about future career choices. This opportunity is available for the juniors and senior students of both Sampson County and Clinton City schools as well as the Tarheel Challenge cadets.
The economic growth pieces of the puzzles are continuing to be added as the Chamber is a part of the Clinton Main Street Economic Restructuring committee, learning of the available properties, the desires of what the community envisions for Clinton Downtown Businesses, and an overall plan for economic prosperity.
On Thursday, I explored the town of Harrells during the town of Harrells Chamber Day. Throughout the day, I was able to speak with current members, discussing how the Chamber can continue to serve their business or organization. I was also able to speak to all businesses, organizations and individuals throughout the Town of Harrells, not only about the opportunities the Chamber provides, but the challenges and achievements of each one’s journey.
Throughout each new experience, committee meeting, educational and networking opportunity, together, we are continuing our journey. Although in order to ensure we have all of the “pieces,” our efforts not only are countywide, but are taking a national step. Next week the Chamber takes a journey to Washington D.C., as we represent Sampson County and serve as a voice for our members.
Join the business networking of more than 350 members strong in the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce as we strive for economic growth, enhanced business community, and an overall increased quality of life. Give us a call at the Chamber office, 910-592-6177.