Today is National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day. The day focuses on thanking your local Chamber of Commerce that works day in and day out to support local businesses. Executive Director of the Marine City Area Chamber of Commerce, Erika DeLange said her time hasn’t been focused on National Local Chamber Day, but rather on the businesses that the chamber supports. She said, “Every day is chamber day!” as they work to promote chamber members year round.
President and CEO of the Blue Water Area Chamber Thelma Castillo said she believes “it is important for each community to support their local chamber.” She added, “Chambers of Commerce throughout the country are the backbone that support businesses, especially small businesses.” Castillo said, “The chamber provides the resources and connections to help businesses grow stronger, and the day highlights the programs and recognizes the role that chambers play as leaders of communities and regions.”
Reporting for WGRT, Mike Smith.