Chamber looking to boost intern programBy JONATHAN GRABOWSKI
Posted Nov. 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am
The calendar year may be winding down but there’s still a lot going on with the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce.
I want to thank everyone who attended the Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 4. The weather cooperated somewhat as those who attended enjoyed food samples, seasonal beer, local vendors, rides and a wide variety of activates for the whole family. I want to congratulate the Oktoberfest committee on a job well done with this year’s event.
A few days later, the Chamber held one of our quarterly evening meetings at Proprietors Green. The chamber board meets monthly and once a quarter, one of the meetings is in the evening. The reasons for doing this are that not everyone can make a morning meeting all the time and the evening meeting is a change of pace from the normal board meeting as there’s more a social light atmosphere.
On the agenda for the meeting was a re-cap of Oktoberfest and the call for businesses to get involved in the internship program in partnership with Marshfield High School. The internship program is an excellent opportunity to a business to get involved in the community and mentor a Marshfield High School senior who is considering your line of work as a profession. Any business interested in hosting an intern in 2015 is asked to contact the chamber office.
On Sunday, Dec. 7, the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce Candy Cane Festival will be taking place in the Marshfield High School gym from noon to 4 p.m. The Candy Cane Festival will feature entertainment for the whole family with train rides, food, craft vendors, games and photos with Santa Proceeds from the event go to support Marshfield Community Christmas.
Civic events are only one part of what the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce does, as we also play an important role in being the voice and advocates for the Marshfield business community. In order to be the best advocates we can be, we need to hear from all the businesses in town as to how we can educate business owners and make business better. If you’re a business owner, I ask that you come to our monthly board meetings or if you can’t make it contact the chamber directly or contact myself or any other member of the board. The more voices the better and this allows create an economic development plan that encompasses the entire community.
Jonathan Grabowski is the president of the board of directors for the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the Chamber, visitwww.marshfieldchamberofcommerce.com.
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