I would like to start out by welcoming our new members to the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce they include: Hinton Wireless, Tanic Tan, Contract Cleaning Company, A Lasting Image, Comfort Inn, and Attitudes Styling Salon. Thanks to Joe Bill Davis our top recruiter this year you did a great job for the chamber. We are looking forward to an exciting and busy year at the chamber and appreciate the willingness of these businesses to be a part of it. In last month's article I talked about the activities of our Workforce Development Committee and as their work continues we at the chamber are busy at work on our upcoming fundraising and community events for 2008. We will have a very busy spring with our Annual Awards Banquet on April 3, the 14th Annual Redneck Barbecue will be held in conjunction with the Sikeston Jaycees 4th Annual Horsepower Festival at the Rodeo Grounds on April 11 and 12. The Chamber will also be co-hosting with Missouri Career Centers our 4-County Job Fair this spring. Oh, and it's never to early to start training for our 3rd Annual Rodeo Run 5K and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk to benefit the chamber and the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund the Rodeo Run will be held Rodeo Parade Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008.
Thanks to the continued support of our members we are able to work with great volunteers and put on community events. While busy with event plans the SACC staff ll continues to serve as information central for the Sikeston/Miner area answering phone calls, emails, and greeting visitors that enter our door. We work on relocation, economic development, transportation and community betterment every day striving to carry out our mission "To Improve the Business Climate and Enhance the Quality of Life Within the Area Served." If you are not a chamber member and would like to be a part of our ongoing efforts please contact us at 573-471-2498 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and for more information about the chamber or upcoming community events you can go to our Web site, www.sikeston.net.
As the 2007 year wraps up please take time to enjoy the Holiday Festivities our community and surrounding area offers, take time to show kindness to those in need, and take time for your family and friends. From the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.