Nobody has Chamber members like Slaton! Who knew that “bulb unpackers, glass cleaner uppers, cord untanglers, light string hangers, high altitude daredevils, and lift operators” all existed within the ranks of our Chamber Board and members? I can’t thank you enough for your tremendous support of our initial efforts for the vision of increasing foot traffic on the square. The lights are the first and most visible step in the process and a lot of individuals stepped up to make this a success. Thank you to Mike Lamberson, Tony Linker and your city crews, Julee Becker and the school maintenance crew, and the general chamber membership for all of your labor in getting the lights up.
The physical labor was only successful because so many chamber members contributed financially to the purchase of the light strings and bulbs. Thank you to everyone who invested in our square. Patsy Vessels and Brooke Etheridge took on the burden of contacting members for contributions, and they did a fantastic job. Thank you, ladies. I’m always encouraged by the Can-Do spirit of Slatonites who carry the vision for our community.
The lights on the square are phase one. Your Chamber Board is continuing vision development work exploring meaningful ways to impact our local businesses. We seem to be experiencing a unique time of opportunity; therefore, we will be hosting community discussion gatherings in the near future to gain insight on the possibilities of what our Chamber and united Slaton business community can accomplish together.
It is a profound honor to work with you every day! A united vision enables difference makers like you to move forward together.
Onward! Jim Andrus President Slaton Chamber of Commerce