Chamber gets banner

Published 8:42 am Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Lunenburg County Chamber of Commerce now has a banner it will take everywhere it goes.

Chamber member Dicky Harris purchased the banner and donated it to the chamber, which intends to take the banners to various events to help promote itself as it tries to raise its profile in the community.

“No matter what, everything we’re involved with, that’s going to follow us,” said Mel Payne, the group’s president, told members when the banner was unveiled at their monthly luncheon on Thursday.

Payne said the chamber wanted the banner as soon as possible and didn’t want to wait for a board meeting to get permission for it.

“I was glad to do something to help the chamber,” Harris said. “I think it was important to have the logo up at various chamber events.”

Payne said the chamber has seen its membership climb from 38 when he took over as president in late January, to 58 currently — with a goal of bringing it up to 100-120 members.

Payne said he has “no doubt” that he can achieve that goal, but noted the effort, in earnest ,will have to until after the chamber’s fundraiser concert in May.

“There is power in numbers,” Payne told the group at their February meeting. “We need people willing to volunteer and dedicated to work on projects. It speaks positively for the county when potential businesses look and see how many businesses are members of the chamber.”