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Delta County Chamber Continues Progress

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors continues to make advancements in progress by leaps and bounds. The newest improvement is the acceptance of all credit/debit cards for membership payments and vendor fees.

“We are so excited to make this happen for our Chamber,” said Chamber Executive Director Ken Cottongame. He was crucial in setting up the Square service to make this possible. It will allow businesses and supporters to use their favorite credit cards for payments which will allow them to benefit with business points and to help ensure more prompt payments. “It really is a win, win for us both – I have been using this service in my business for years.” For example, a year membership for a large business will be $190. Receipts can be texted or e-mailed to members.

Cottongame likes the mobile-friendly version of Square which makes taking payments on the go much smoother and easier. The software will also provide better reports to help make the financial report balance each month.

The public is reminded the new Chamber office hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The office is located at 41 West Side Square in Cooper. This is also the new mailing address for the Chamber. The former post office box is no longer valid. For inquiries feel free to e-mail at deltacountychamberofcommerce@yahoo.com or by calling 903.395.4314.

The Chamber has many upcoming happenings just around the corner. The public recently honored James Jarrell, City Foreman, who is retiring after 33 years of dedicated service to the City of Cooper.

The Chamber's next ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday, July 3 from 2-7 p.m. at the new five-bedroom Inn located at 131 NW 1st Street in Cooper on the corner of the Square. The unveiling of the name will also highlight the afternoon. It is an opportunity to preview the establishment.

Be sure to mark the calendar for Saturday, July 28 for the first Hello Summer Ice Cream Contest. It will be held on the Square in conjunction with the Cruisin’ The Bricks event. The best part it is free to enter! So, bring your most favorable homemade ice cream at 5:30 p.m. for a chance to win! Tickets to enjoy this ice cream is just $5. Plus, patrons will be the judges for a special People’s Choice winner.

For more on the Delta County Chamber of Commerce like us on Facebook or visit us online at DeltaCounty.org.

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