Chamber Moving To New Location
by Scott Cloud, NHJ Editor
The Newkirk Chamber of Commerce took two steps in its redevelopment recently, approving the establishment of a store front presence in downtown Newkirk and scheduling their first event.
The location of the new Chamber Office will be 110 A West 7th, across from the Newkirk City Hall. Over the next month chamber officials will organize the new office space.
Chamber board members also approved the sponsorship of a circus in Newkirk on September 18th as the chamber's first event.
Culpepper and Merriweather Circus officials spoke with chamber members Monday night about sponsoring the circus. They are beased in Hugo, and perform over 200 shows per year in 17 states. Location of the performance to be announced later.
Also, chamber officials approved the continued supervision of the arts and crafts vendors at Charlie Adams Day September 12th.
New Chamber board members include Curtis Grace, Kirk Brown, Donnie Williamson, Karla Cheek, and Jason Orr.
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