The Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce has started its annual membership drive. Dues will remain at $75.
Membership in the Chamber includes a free business card ad on a color brochure showing a map of the community and listing highlights of the area.
Members also receive a free listing on the Chamber website, along with a free web page on the site.
During the past year, the Chamber was involved in the following activities:
• A golf outing at DeMor Hills, serving as a fund-raiser for the Chamber;
• The Labor Day Silver Creek Bridge Walk, serving as a fund-raiser for an area organization;
• The annual city-wide garage sale day;
• Refreshments at Wakefield Park following the lighted holiday parade.
Chamber members voted to donate funds to a variety of programs, including the Morenci Garden Club’s downtown beautification project; holiday lights and decorations at Wakefield Park; seasonal music played downtown in December; the Town and Country Festival; and Morenci’s 175th birthday observance.
In addition, more than $1,000 in Morenci Money was given away in 2008 for a variety of projects.
The Chamber meets at noon on the second Thursday of the month. The meeting location varies from month to month at Chamber-member restaurants.
Representatives of any area business are welcome to attend Chamber meetings.