At our Feb. 22 General Membership Luncheon the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce gave the annual report. It was a successful year for Chamber with lots of the usual items being given out such as maps and phone books.
Unfortunately, it was also a busy year for us as far as sending out "Red Alerts" to our members. For those who don't know what a Red Alert is it is our communication e-mail and fax system to our membership to make them aware of stolen checks, credit cards, counterfeit currencies and business scams. SACC has provided this service for many years originally by a phone tree, then adding faxes and now today we have e-mail which has made our response to situations even faster. This is an important service and we are happy to provide it to our membership.
If you are not currently taking advantage of this service please contact Laura Beth White, Pam Tibbs or myself to give us your e-mail address and get you plugged into the system.
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce is also using the Internet to provide a weekly synopsis of events going on during the upcoming weekend and following week called our SACC Blast. We started this service back in the summer and it has been well received as a way to inform and remind our members of what is taking place in our community.
The Chamber's Web site - www.sikeston.net - continues to grow in the number of hits we receive with special interest in our wedding guide, restaurant guide and our community calendar. The Chamber's own special event information and applications are also available on our Web site. For example if you want to find out about our upcoming Redneck Barbecue and Sikeston Jaycee Car Show scheduled for April 14 at the Jaycee Rodeo Grounds go to our Web site and click on the "pig."
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to provide all these information services to our members and community and we appreciate the financial support of our membership that enables us to do it.
If you would like more information about the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and our events go to our Web site at www.sikeston.net or call 573-471-2498.