Chamber honors elected officials
Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:00 AM
Local business owners line up on stage, recognition in hand, being honored by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce for operating between 50 to 74 years. (MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL)
In a growing community, a solid relationship between elected officials and local businesses is vital.
On Friday, the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce reached out to area elected leaders to help bolster that relationship.
The chamber hosted its Salute to Elected Officials Breakfast on Friday morning. The event was sponsored by GLEAMNS Human Resources and was in the cafeteria at Brewer Community Complex.
Nearly two dozen elected officials were in attendance, including state representatives, city council members, county council members, judges, public works board members, school board members and many others.
Greenwood Chamber board chairwoman Claire Kuhl noted the relationship between chambers of commerce and elected officials is critical.
"Advocacy is a critical aspect of chamber work," Kuhl said. "There's a lot of behind-the-scenes work. Our advocacy committee meets regularly with various officials. We have some targeted action areas, such as transportation. Everyone is concerned about streets, roads and infrastructure. Very often, we will (meet with elected officials) one on one.
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