Up & Coming Weekly

January 05, 2021

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4 UCW JANUARY 6-12, 2021 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM STAFF PUBLISHER Bill Bowman Bill@upandcomingweekly.com OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Paulette Naylor accounting@upandcomingweekly.com EDITOR April Olsen editor-@upandcomingweekly.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER Dylan Hooker art@upandcomingweekly.com EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Keyuri Parab REPORTER Jeff Thompson news@upandcomingweekly.com MARKETING ASSOCIATE Linda McAlister Brown linda@upandcomingweekly.com DISTRIBUTION MANAGER/SALES ADMINISTRATOR Laurel Handforth laurel@upandcomingweekly.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Margaret Dickson, Pitt Dickey, D.G. Martin, John Hood, Jim Jones, Shanessa Fenner, Prudence Mainor, Crissy Neville COVER PHOTO Dylan Hooker ––––––––––– Up & Coming Weekly www.upandcomingweekly.com 208 Rowan St. P.O. Box 53461 Fayetteville, NC 28305 PHONE: 910-484-6200 FAX: 910-484-9218 Up & Coming Weekly is a "Quality of Life" publication with local features, news and information on what's happening in and around the Fayetteville/Cumberland County community. Up & Coming Weekly is published weekly on Wednesdays. Up & Coming Weekly welcomes manuscripts, photographs and artwork for publication consideration, but assumes no responsibility for them. We cannot accept responsibility for the return of unsolicited manuscripts or material. Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to edit or reject copy submitted for publication. Up & Coming Weekly is free of charge and distributed at indoor and outdoor locations throughout Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Pope Air Force Base, Hope Mills and Spring Lake. Readers are limited to one copy per person. © 2020 by F&B Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or advertisements without permission is strictly prohibited. Various ads with art graphics designed with elements from: vecteezy.com and freepik.com. PUBLISHER'S PEN Strong Chamber of Commerce still needed by BILL BOWMAN BILL BOWMAN, Publisher, UP & COMING WEEKLY. COM- MENTS? BILL@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. 82 64 82 83 79 82 63 64 83 66 64 65 THU JAN 07 FRI JAN 08 SAT JAN 09 SUN JAN 10 MON JAN 11 TUE JAN 12 60 40 56 41 59 42 60 44 60 39 56 36 Showers Showers Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy PM Showers AM Showers Association of Community Publishers Chamber of Commerce: "With- out it we are incomplete — medio- cre as a city."— Fayetteville Ob- server, Saturday, March 8, 1924. Few local citizens know that the distinguished men and women of the Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville were responsible for establishing Fayetteville/Cumberland County's first Chamber of Commerce. Even back then, these business and community leaders recog- nized the need for developing commerce and supporting local businesses and helping them pros- per and grow. Well, that need in 1924 is pre- cisely the same as it is today. Fayetteville and Cumberland County are desperately in need of a strong and committed Cham- ber of Commerce to support local businesses and organiza- tions throughout Fayetteville and Cumberland County. ese early visionaries realized that for the Fayetteville commu- nity to achieve economic prosper- ity like other major cities enjoyed, they needed a dedicated organiza- tion specifically focused on business. Currently, our local Chamber is seeking a new energetic presi- dent to lead this charge. is ac- tive, enthusiastic and committed group of business savvy citizens, all volunteers, are in the process of restructuring, rebranding, and resurrecting our Chamber of Com- merce and preparing it to take on the challenges of this growing community. In 1924, the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club recognized the need and importance of a strong Chamber of Commerce. In business, some things never change. I invite you to read the article above published that year by the Fayetteville Ob- server. It could have been writ- ten yesterday. None the less, it is incredibly relevant to the success and development of local busi- nesses and our community in general. I want to extend a very special thank you to those professionals working to restore our Chamber of Commerce to the influential, re- spected and prestigious organiza- tion it once was. Enjoy, and thanks for reading Up & Coming Weekly. e need for a strong Chamber of Commerce is as relevant today as it was at its founding, as cited in this article in the March 8, 1924 Fayetteville Observer.

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