April 2016

April 2016

Spring has arrived and with it the anticipation of a great season here in Jamestown! The Chamber too has much to look forward to and we would like to share some news of current and upcoming events.

Our Annual Meeting was held on March 24th and was a productive and fun evening for all who were able to attend. We thank our gracious hosts at the Newport Grand for a delicious and well served meal. At the meeting, our slate of officers for the upcoming year was presented, and with no objections being voiced at the meeting, a vote will be held at the Board meeting on April 7th. The proposed slate is listed below.

Also at the meeting it was announced that the Chamber, in cooperation with the Jamestown Press, will be subsidizing the publication of a visitor/resident brochure. Seven thousand will be printed and distributed in the Jamestown Press, to the Newport Visitors Center, North Kingstown Chamber and also to those who visit our local member businesses and at our visitor kiosk. Chamber members receive a substantial discount for this publication and should contact the Press soon to guarantee their space.

In March our Chamber was proud to welcome five new members! We welcome Bay Voyage Restaurant, Conanicut Island Associates, Tollgate Orthodontics, Isis Cakes and Windmist Farm to the Chamber family!

Our “New Homeowner Welcome Packets” continue to be appreciated by those families new to our island so if you have not yet offered something for the packets, do so soon-it too is a great way to “get the word out” about your business.

We have some upcoming events to announce: July 28th we will hold a Joint Business After Hours with the Newport Chamber of Commerce at the Jamestown Arts Center. This will be a unique opportunity to meet and network Chamber members from across the bridge–so place the date in your calendar!

Our Social Media presence is growing daily. Please follow the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce on Facebook and Twitter and then we can post your most current happenings! We have almost 500 Facebook followers and the number grows weekly–so it’s important to utilize these tools for your business.

Our Annual Night At will be held on August 20th–the theme this year is “Summer Wind” and once again we will feature the band Brass Attack. We are always looking for members who might like to help with any of our events so if you are interested in helping on the Night At or the Business After Hours or any event just contact Aileen at : aileen@jamestownrichamber.com

A Chamber Expo is in the works and we welcome any member who would like to help in the planning of this important event.

As always we welcome your input and comments and together we continue to promote, “Buy Local, Buy Jamestown!”

Jamestown Chamber of Commerce Officers 2016-2017

President- Marilyn Munger

Vice -Presidents – Maria Flood

Vice-President- Jeff Bush

Treasurer- Cathleen Studley

Secretary- Ben Thomas

Board:

Rusty Sallee, Kristine Trocki, Kimberly Medeiros, Mark Swistak, Jr. , Petra Laurie, Peggy Kopelcheck

 

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