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Chamber topic at recent Rotary meeting

Becky Thatcher-Keller and Jason Rohr from the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce spoke at the recent Rotary Club meeting. They were introduced by Rotarian Quincy Backen. Rohr, who is the new president of the Chamber Board of Directors, has lived ...

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Rotary President Erin Paulson, second from left, inducted three new members into the club. They are, from left, Casey Aldinger, Tracy Denning and Dernel Denning.

  

Becky Thatcher-Keller and Jason Rohr from the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce spoke at the recent Rotary Club meeting. They were introduced by Rotarian Quincy Backen.

Rohr, who is the new president of the Chamber Board of Directors, has lived in Jamestown for 20 years and works at Ag Country Services. He said he is excited about the direction of the chamber and what it has to offer to the community. The chamber has been an advocate for business since 1929, and has been a partner to local and regional businesses, assisting in serving, leadership and helping grow the community and region.

Thatcher-Keller, chamber executive director, talked about the many customer service awards and over 37 ribbon cuttings provided this year. She talked about the chamber’s role in helping solve the communication problem with Century Link with cut cables. She also talked about Main Street projects and training events that have been provided to over 40 businesses. Chamber membership benefits businesses or organizations in several ways, they said. They include networking, marketing, leadership/management development, advocacy, education and promotion of events.

K.C. DeBoer informed club members of a survey of private and public health assessment being conducted. He encouraged members to take the survey. The survey can be taken at https://tinyurlcom/Jamestown2018.. Deadline is March 15.

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Rotary president Erin Paulson inducted three new members to Jamestown Rotary Club: Casey Aldinger and Dernel and Tracy Denning.

Erin Paulson presided over the meeting. The invocation was given by Tim Nauta. Doug Frohlich collected “Happy Dollars” to support Rotary projects. K.C. DeBoer was the song leader.

Quincy Backen will introduce today’s program. Eric Munson will have the invocation at the Feb. 27 meeting. Song leader is Holly Utke. DeBoer will collect Happy Dollars.

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