Marion County Chamber of Commerce Awards Area Volunteers

From Staff Reports The Inaugural Golden Nail Gala celebrating volunteerism was held Saturday evening at the Excelsior House Hotel.  The Marion County Chamber of Commerce hosted the event that drew civic and community leaders from Jefferson and Marion County. Mark McKay, president of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the attendees to the semi-formal… Read More Marion County Chamber of Commerce Awards Area Volunteers

Inaugural Golden Nail Gala | Marion County Chamber of Commerce in Jefferson to host this year

By CARLA BASS City Editor “For the want of a nail the shoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the battle was lost, For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,… Read More Inaugural Golden Nail Gala | Marion County Chamber of Commerce in Jefferson to host this year

Marion County chamber selects new executive director

Marion County Chamber announces the appointment of Kari Alexander to post of Executive Director of the Chamber effective Feb. 1. “Kari is exactly what the Chamber needs in an Executive Director.  She brings a vivaciousness and unstoppable energy level that will help propel the Chamber’s service to our members and communities to great levels,” said… Read More Marion County chamber selects new executive director

Chamber Ends City Tourism Pact

From Staff Reports The executive board of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce voted Wednesday to terminate its agreement with the City of Jefferson to manage tourism activities. Utilizing the contract’s 30-day exit clause, the arrangement will end April 15, according to Chamber Executive Director Kari Alexander. Following the resignation of Tourism Director Kevin Godfrey… Read More Chamber Ends City Tourism Pact

City OKs Short-Term Contract With Chamber of Commerce For Tourism Management

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute Editor Jefferson aldermen approved a “short-term” agreement with Marion County Chamber of Commerce for tourism services and personnel Tuesday. Jefferson Tourism Director Kevin Godfrey resigned two weeks ago effective Wednesday. “The Chamber will lend services on short-term basis,” Mark McKay, Chamber board president, told the council. “The Chamber provides many services… Read More City OKs Short-Term Contract With Chamber of Commerce For Tourism Management

Jimplecute Celebrates 170 Years of Serving Jefferson, Marion County

By BOB PALMER, Jimplecute Editor Two events, today, recognize the 170th birthday of the Jefferson Jimplecute. First, breakfast and donuts will be available at the Jimplecute office, 120 North Vale Street, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. this morning. “We hope readers will drop by, enjoy a cup of coffee, and tell us what they… Read More Jimplecute Celebrates 170 Years of Serving Jefferson, Marion County

►VIDEO: Marion County Candidate Forum held Thursday Night

Candidates for Marion County Judge and State Rep. District 9 participated in a forum Thursday at the Jefferson Institute. The Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the Marion County Republican Party sponsored the event. Judge candidates Kim Smith, Steven Shaw and Leward LaFleur answered questions on county finances, infrastructure and crime.  In the video, candidates discuss… Read More ►VIDEO: Marion County Candidate Forum held Thursday Night

Chamber members talk tourism, signage, office hours

By Darla Higgins Jimplecute Staff Writer During a working lunch at the Hamburger Store on Tuesday, members of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce brainstormed ways to entice more people into Jefferson, while also deciding what the actual role of the chamber should be.   Speaking to the latter point, Chamber Vice President Tammy Doriot… Read More Chamber members talk tourism, signage, office hours