Thursday, September 6, 2012
Letters to The Editor
Thanks for support
I want to thank you and Sue Watson for covering the events and meetings of the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce for the past several years.
As the recent article on the “Supervisors want a county Chamber” stated, “we got more than we bargained for,” but maybe it was a good deal, especially for Marshall County to be aware of the Chamber’s mission for the past 24 years. The supervisors have been very open and supportive. I would like to thank them. One of the goals they set by a motion is to get people together to talk and discuss the future.
Based on a recent resolution, the board of supervisors is committed to the growth of economic development and will continue to develop, cultivate and create economic growth opportunities to improve the quality of life for all citizens of Marshall County.
These statements go hand in hand with the Chamber’s mission statement.
Granted, at this time the BACC is unable to cover the entire county based on mileage, funding and staffing but we do include the other communities as much as possible through communication, invitations, advertising and membership. This may be an outreach that may be worked out with the Holly Springs Chamber to assist in this coverage.
The purpose of our visit to the board of supervisors was to thank them for the support. When people and organizations work together, much more is accomplished for the good.
If the residents and businesses in the county do not know about the BACC, we certainly want to continue to set priorities to increase this awareness to others. The Chamber assists and promotes Marshall County through its connection with elected officials, government agencies, schools, industries, tourism, beautification, leadership, businesses, public relations, community events, jobs and teamwork.
How do we partner to continue another 24 years of a business and community organization that is bringing creative, economic and social change to Marshall County communities, businesses and organizations? How do we keep going? Together, we do it with good leadership and a deep commitment to improving this “prime location” and by continuing the hard work to expand the opportunities; that is how. It is done with support of vital resources.
Through national, state and local connections, the Chamber promotes, represents, as well as advertises and markets, the Byhalia area and the Marshall County area through many venues and networking opportunities. Everyone benefits, as this work is to enhance our quality of life and sense of community.
By building a strong organization, the Chamber has a perspective of what it takes to move forward. For the past several years, the Chamber began serving the Marshall County area by understanding how leaders and teams work through challenges to collaborate, innovate and sustain a successful organization.
I want to thank you once again for your help and support in so many areas of promotions and providing the news. The BACC has recognized and shown our appreciation in many ways over the years and plans to continue doing so.
We encourage residents and businesses to buy subscriptions. We were so proud to be able to present Business of the Month to you and your staff as it was well deserved. Another way we support your business is to buy advertising when we have a large event. The South Reporter and the Pigeon Roost News help in promotions and provide current news about Marshall County. You are a “business” – not a free tabloid. I encourage others to join us in purchasing advertising.
People want us to continue being “all” no matter what the situation. I feel that it is a win-win if people and businesses support each other. It is amazing how many have stated that they “want the Chambers to remain the same” but do not make an investment in either Chamber of Commerce.
You and your staff do an exceptional job and I know your staff “burns the candle at both ends” to produce a quality newspaper for the area. We want to say we appreciate you and will continue to do all we have done to promote your business. We need The South Reporter and Pigeon Roost News. Keep up the great work for so many of us.
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