“Parking is easy, shopping is no task, a long trip to Charlotte just uses your gas. But, this December please remember your own, spread cheer in Richmond County, shop at home,” the story read.
“Thank you for what you do for us during the year and keeping the business community going,” said Emily Tucker, president of the Chamber of Commerce, to those in attendance.
Each room in the depot was set up so that attendants could explore the history that is Hamlet. Desserts were in the Tornado Building.
Mayor Jeff Smart thanked everyone for coming out to see the recently renovated building.
Scott Waters, chairman for the new Leadership Richmond class that will begin on Jan. 11, has been in the program before and has seen the benefits.
Applications can still be submitted.
“I have lived in Richmond County my whole life and didn’t know some of the things that were here,” he said.
The City of Hamlet staff and Hamlet Fire Department staff catered the event.
The annual Chamber of Commerce banquet will be Jan. 20 in the Cole Auditorium. Tickets will go on sale by the end of the month.
There will be no Business After Hours in January due to board meetings. Anyone who is interested in becoming a chamber ambassador can contact the chamber.
The 2011 board and staff will be T.C. Hall of Community One Bank, chairman; Marchell Adams-David, past chair; Terry Greene store manager of JC Penney; vice chair, Tim Hayden of Hayden Construction, treasurer; Richard Conder, Hettie Davis, John Jackson, Karen Margolis, Jim McCaskill, John Maultsby, Dr. Dale McInnis, Dr. George Norris, Jeff Smart, Michelle Parrish, Rick Sago, Willa Spivey, Robert Voorhees and Jody Williamson, board members.
For more information on application for Leadership Richmond, or tickets, contact the chamber at (910) 895-9058.
Staff Writer Hollie Nivens can be reached at (910) 997-3111 ext. 19 or by e-mail at email@example.com