Chamber of Commerce Chatter
November is here, the month of Thanksgiving. My mouth is already watering thinking of the turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings that we will share with friends and family around our holiday table. As we gather with our loved ones, take a minute to think of those that aren’t as fortunate. We have a coat drive and a food drive both happening this month. See details inside the newsletter linked below. Our community can help them out with a coat we have in our closet that we haven’t worn in quite a while or a few cans of food.
The time change is the first Saturday night of the month. Our clocks will “fall back” one hour on Saturday, November 4th! This makes for some long evenings with it getting dark so early, but my bright spot is we are just about 6 weeks from the days getting longer again!
The O’Neill Visionaries will be holding the Ladies Night Out Event on Friday, November 10th. The sales will be going on all day! This is a wonderful time to get your friends together and enjoy a night out shopping for those hard to buy for people on your Christmas list. Can’t find what you are looking for? ASK! The stores are happy to try to help you find exactly what you are wanting. Remember to SHOP LOCAL this holiday season and all year long. Our local businesses are the people that help sponsor all of our chamber events in our community along with the activities our youth enjoy every year. When you see those business names on the back of team shirts, be sure to tell them thank you! We must support them as they support our community.
The Ladies Night Out businesses that are serving appetizers and beverages won’t start that until late afternoon. The Finale Party, at 8pm, will be in the back of the Handlebend Building with Amanda and her staff from Neko’s Pub providing the food, sponsored in part by Three River Communications, for the event. Be sure to shop at all the participating businesses and collect your playing cards for the opportunity to win shamrock bucks prizes! The O’Neill Visionaries will be giving away prizes of $100, $200 and $300 in shamrock bucks PLUS, three additional $50 prizes have been donated by Little Tots Preschool & Daycare and Wakefield State Farm Insurance. Thank you to all the businesses participating and sponsoring.
Inside the newsletter linked below you will find a parade entry form for our Hometown Christmas Lighted Parade taking place in downtown O’Neill on Friday, December 1st. Start thinking now about your entry! Let’s make this parade the biggest one we have had so far!
We did three ribbon cuttings in two days the 19th and 20th of October! See all the photos and stories inside. We are so excited to welcome these new businesses to our Chamber of Commerce Family.
We are excited to welcome the Irish Capital Feline Foundation as our newest member. Watch for details on a ribbon cutting or chamber coffee so we can learn more about this new organization in our community and what they do.
Cheri and I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. The chamber office will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.
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