Franklinton Chamber of Commerce set to return to activity

Published 12:49 pm Tuesday, April 12, 2022

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Now that the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be on the wane, the Franklinton Chamber of Commerce is aiming to return to its regular activity.

Sarah Cook, Washington Parish Clerk of Council, said that a small group of concerned citizens met on Monday, April 4, to hold a planning session on how to get the once-vibrant business organization back up and thriving.

There will be another planning session held Friday, April 29, at noon at Sugar Shack, located at 1223 Washington St. in Franklinton. Those who attend the “meet and greet” session can place an order for lunch in the main room of Sugar Shack, and then tell the staff they plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce meeting.

The organizing group has established temporary Chamber officers in order to begin the revitalization process, Cook said. They are Stuart Varnado, president; Eisha Lee, first vice president; Cook, second vice president; Claire McGuire, secretary; and Madeline Tatum, treasurer.

“We welcome your membership and participation,” Cook said. “We plan events to showcase and grow your business. Ideas were shared (at the first planning meeting) about possible Street Fairs, Fashion Shows and more. We also plan training sessions for business development, public relations and business promotion.”

Cook encouraged citizens to attend the meeting Friday, April 29, at Sugar Shack, and to bring ideas of their own.