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Morganfeld and Sturgis Chambers of Commerce merge to form Union County Chamber

Morganfeld and Sturgis Chambers of Commerce merge to form Union County Chamber

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

June 6th, 2017

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Two chambers merge to form Union County Chamber of Commerce

MORGANFIELD, Ky. — After years of consideration and months of meetings, the Morganfield and Sturgis chambers of commerce have merged to create the new Union County Chamber of Commerce.

“We want to have a unified effort to bring prosperity to the entire business community of Union County,” Paul Monsour, the newly elected president of the Union County Chamber, said.

Other officers include Vice President Nyra Syers and Treasurer LaDonna Tapp.

The new organization will represent not just businesses and organizations from Morganfield and Sturgis, but throughout the county, including from communities such as Waverly, Uniontown, Sullivan and others.

“We want everyone to benefit from it,” Monsour said. “It’s a countywide effort. We want the whole community to be involved.”

Among the Union County Chamber’s goals is to increase the size of the workforce and population of the county, among other issues. “We’re there to help,” he said.

A part-time secretary will be hired. The Union County Chamber will be housed in the offices of Union County First in the Union County Courthouse.

The Union County Chamber will conduct an annual meeting on Tuesday, June 6, in conjunction with Union County First at White Buck Winery. The event will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 6 p.m.

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The Union County Chamber will hold its first monthly meeting since electing officers and assigning committee at noon Thursday, June 8, at the St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church Parish Hall at 14th & Adams streets in Sturgis.  A free catered lunch will be served.
 
The Thursday meeting will include a report from the Union County Future Business Leaders of America concerning its accomplishments and current fundraising effort.
 
That will be followed by a business meeting that will include the announcement of the chamber’s board of directors and updates on several important matters.
 
All members of the former Sturgis and Morganfield chambers as well as chamber friends and other interested parties are cordially invited to attend the Thursday meeting. For reservations, send email to gsheffer@ucbwest.com or ladonna.tapp@pcitexas.net.

Future meetings will take place in other communities around Union County. Meetings are planned in Waverly and Uniontown later this year.

“We want people to come to meetings,” Monsour said. “We look forward to having people join us.”

In addition to the Morganfield and Sturgis chambers, the Union County Chamber has merged with Downtown Morganfield to help carry on its mission.

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