Merry, Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Holiday open houses, Christmas toy drives, Shop Local  events and closing out the year end books have all contributed to a whirlwind month around the Robertson County Chamber. This week we will sit in on city and county meetings and tie up loose ends on several projects before welcoming our members and partners in for a Christmas open house and brunch on Thursday morning before closing up shop for the holidays.

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Robertson County Generosity

With Christmas just two weeks away, the Chamber would like to lift up the efforts of some of our member organizations and others around Robertson County to make sure that everyone enjoys a little Christmas joy this year.

One of the biggest efforts in this regard are the many toy drives taking place to collect toys and gifts for Robertson County children and teens who might not otherwise receive much in their stockings this year. The Kiwanis Club of Springfield and the Greenridge Civitans are two big players in this effort, and both are Chamber members. In addition, the Adams Mens' Club, the Coopertown Mens' Club and fire, police and EMS workers in places like Cross Plains, Orlinda and White House are working hard to provide Christmas for children in their communities.   Many other local businesses and churches, like the Copper Vault in Springfield and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cross Plains,  have put up Angel Trees to make sure that needy children have a joyful holiday. And Main Street Tattoo celebrated their two-year anniversary in downtown Springfield with a toy drive last Saturday!

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Routzahn Set to Join Chamber Staff

2017 has been a year of transition for our Chamber organization, beginning with a new mission statement and purpose adopted by our board of directors in March.  With a clear vision of our purpose as we move to the end of this decade, our executive committee and staff dove into a  strategic reassessment of our program of work and staff responsibilities.  The departure of two team members over the summer left us short-staffed, but also challenged us to work leaner and create a more focus effort to use our resources and time where they would have the most impact and effectiveness for our members and for our community.

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