The Chamber Chatter
The River Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner will be taking place the end of April. If you feel you would like to become involved in this organization to help promote businesses in the River Valley please consider becoming a Director. Contact me here at the Rumford information Center for details. There are three openings which includes one alternate Director. We will be giving out the annual awards for Business Person/Business of the Year (chamber member), Volunteer of the Year, Customer Service Award (chamber member) and Non-Profit/Community Service Leadership Award at the dinner. If you would like to learn about the criteria for the awards and would like to nominate an individual or business for any of them please contact me or a RVCC director.
Oxford County Cooperative Extension’s “A Garden Primer” classes will begin on February 29th (Wednesday) from 4-6 p.m., a free five-week course. If interested call the Extension office at 743-6329 or email Leslie Quick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Barbara Murphy and extension Educator quotes, “success with any garden depends on a basic understanding of soil, pests and diseases, and crop choices. However, school and community gardens have the additional challenge of volunteer management, fundraising and keeping the garden growing over the summer.” These classes are setup to help teachers and community members have successful gardens.
The Mechanics Institute, now the Greater Rumford Community Center, was completed by Hugh Chisholm in 1911. It was believed that he originally tried to obtain a YMCA but was unsuccessful. He decided he would proceed with his own ideas for a recreational and educational center for the people of the community. Good going Hugh!
Joining the River Valley Chamber of Commerce is a great way to help promote your business and all the businesses in the River Valley.
If you would like more information on any of the Chamber’s events, call the office at 364-3241 or email email@example.com.