Chamber Weekly Oct 12 - October 18

            To many eager wagging tails, to the countless number of stuffed bellies, this past week has been an eventful yet exciting week here at the Athens Chamber of Commerce. On Saturday October 12, 2019, the Chamber hosted a dog show at the Athens Arboretum during their Fall Festival. Several dogs entered into the competition with six categories to enter under. The categories were: Most Handsome, the Prettiest, Fastest Eater, Best Trick, Best Kisser, and Best Dressed. The crowd cheered and clapped for all of our pawtastic dogs and one rooster. During the Dog show, we even had a surprise guest, Sky from Paw Patrol stopped by to enter in our contest as well! Our judges had a hard decision to make! In the end, our judges made a great decision. Take a look in our photo gallery to see our judge’s decision.

            Second thing to happen this week was the proclamation of National Chamber of Commerce Day at the Monday night City Council Meeting. After President, Marisa Gunstanson, submitted the request to the council member, they made the official decision for October 14th – 18th be National Chamber of Commerce week, and October 14th be National Chamber of Commerce Day. Another item on the agenda for the Chamber was the ribbon cutting at State Representative Keith Bell’s office on Wednesday October 16, 2019. Attendees snacked on charcuterie, and assorted meat tray, and sipped on local winery wines. State Rep. Keith Bell grabbed the huge scissors and cut into the red ribbon, announcing the opening of his office. His office can be found on the 2nd floor in the Perryman LaRue Building in Athens Tx.

            To finish off the week, The Athens Chamber and the City of Athens joined together to host the First Responders Lunch at the Texan. This event celebrated our first responders, EMTs, city and county employees. The weather could not have been more perfect for this event. A gentle breeze blew through the Texan giving guest a whiff of grilled burgers on the grill by ATMOS Energy, who provided lunch for everyone. Tables were decorated for the occasion in red, white, and blue with balloons strung at every table. People were steadily walking into the Texan to have a moment to thank our first responders; along with getting a wonderful, tasty lunch. We here at the Chamber of Commerce would like to say from the bottom of our hearts, “Thank You,” again to our First Responders, EMTs, City and County employees! You all are awesome and we appreciate everything you do!

            That is a wrap up for this week; stay up to date with our current blogs and events by visiting our website, or follow us on our Facebook page, The Athens Chamber. Thank you for reading our blog. Have a great day and week to you!

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