Editor’s note: The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce recently presented a quarterly report to the Grove City Council. In an article in the Thursday, November 6th edition of the Grove Sun Daily, numbers from the report were misprinted. Following are the correct figures as presented by the Chamber.
The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce reported gains in several areas over the past quarter.
According to Chamber Executive Director, Lisa Friden, the number of visitors stopping by the Chamber office has increased by 8% over the same time last year.
In addition, she said phone calls requesting visitor and relocation information have increased by 1,000 calls so far this year.
The Chamber’s website is really taking off, with a total of 12,698 visits since July 1, 08 and a total of 435,303 since the inception of the site.
Friden said the website is currently being updated with a new look and easier navigation for visitors.
The Chamber has conducted 15 Ribbon Cuttings since July 1, 08.
Friden reported that the Chamber was very pleased with this year’s Harvest Moon Car Show and Cruise, which was the first Chamber event for the fiscal year.
“Along with Oklahoma, we had visitors and car clubs from Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas and even one visitor from Colorado. We were extremely happy with the turnout that day – we had a consistent crowd the entire day. We coordinated this year’s show with Second Saturdays by moving it downtown and conducting the cruise earlier so the visitors could participate in Second Saturdays,” she said.
Currently the Chamber is working on the Christmas Parade which will be Saturday, December 13th at 6:00. The theme this year is “Mother Goose Christmas.”
Jana Jae will be the Grand Marshal.
The Chamber also put up the lighted displays on the Community Center Lawn.
Other programs the Chamber is currently involved in are the PRIDE Training Program, which educates front line employees about how to give great customer service and why it is so vital to the entire economy of Grove and the surrounding areas; and the Welcome Basket Program, which has presented 610 new residents of Grove with a wonderful basket of goodies representing area businesses.