Chamber of Commerce Chatter
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2023 has arrived! Hard to believe another year has come and gone! The chamber was very busy in 2022, and we look forward to being the same in 2023 as we continue to support, promote and help grow our chamber member businesses as well as bring more fun and exciting events to our community. We have already been working on St. Pat’s and Summerfest for months with hopes of bringing more to both of those events. Be watching and listening for the Summerfest Concert announcement coming on January 5th. We have not one, but TWO acts coming this year for your entertainment!
We have 2 chamber events happening this month! We will start the new year with the Chamber Ambassadors Bean Bag Tournament on January 7th. Get your teams put together, and come enjoy a fun day at the Community Center. The ambassadors have changed this event to January to give everyone something to do during the long, cold month. Do you still have college kids home that are getting bored? Send them to the Community Center to work off some of that pent up energy, and have the opportunity to win some cash! There are still $100 sponsorships available! Call the chamber office or drop your payment by to get your business on the sponsorship list. This is a great way to get your business name in front of people from O’Neill and beyond!
The second event we have coming up is the Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Wednesday, January 18th. We will be doing the Business After Hours format starting at 5pm. The short awards program will be at 6:30 honoring some chamber members for their contributions to our community. The food will be heavy appetizers, and the Knights of Columbus will have the cash bar available. Tickets are on sale now at the Chamber Office for $25 each.
Here are some other dates for you to mark on your 2023 calendars. The St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will run from Wednesday, March 15th through Saturday, March 18th. The parade will be on March 18th at 1pm. The Summerfest Celebration will be July 14th, 15th and 16th. The rodeo will be the 14th at 7:30pm and 15th at 6pm, so it will be over by the time the concert starts across the road in the community center parking lot. Keep these dates open so you can enjoy the fun and maybe volunteer if you would have a few hours to give back to the community.
The chamber would like to say thank you to all the businesses that continue to support the Chamber of Commerce. We will work hard for you in 2023 to "Promote the O’Neill trade area and help our members prosper with services that provide great business climate and quality of life." Being able to take the shamrock bucks at your business is a great shot in the arm for our local economy. Around $60,000 in shamrock bucks were purchased at the chamber office in 2022! These dollars help our small businesses in our community to keep their doors open and thrive!
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