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General business discussed at Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast

General business was discussed earlier this morning at the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast held at LaScalia’s Restaurant.
The special guest speaker was David Shildt, Tyrone Area YMCA Program Director.
Shildt gave those in attendance an introduction of himself and then discussed current YMCA programming.
“Our main goal is to build a better, stronger, more efficient YMCA, so it’s an asset to the community,” he explained.
Jim Phillips, president of the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce, also discussed other business at the breakfast.
Phillips announced that the wooden Tyrone area house collectibles are still available for purchase at the Chamber office. Also available for purchase is clothing merchandise by The Loft.
It was announced that $1,000 had been raised through the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce golf tournament held earlier in the year at the Sinking Valley Golf Club. That money was donated to the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library building fund.
It was brought to attention that the Christmas Lighting Fund committee has recently run into a problem. The plan for this year was to purchase lights for the downtown trees. However, the committee found out that electricity cannot be reached to each tree in the downtown area.
Therefore, new lights will be purchased for the tree in front of the post office, and the other money raised during the Christmas Lighting Fund campaign will be used to pay for the electricity and maintenance of the existing Christmas lights for the downtown area.
Area merchants are still encouraged to decorate the trees around their businesses for the holiday season.
The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce is in the planning stages of an active marketing committee. Members of this committee would work on an advertising campaign for the promotion of the Tyrone area. If anyone is interested in serving on this committee, contact Phillips or Rose Black.
On a sad note, it was announced that long-time executive director of The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce, Bonnie Patton, has resigned due to health reasons.
Upcoming events for the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce include: next month’s breakfast speaker scheduled as Ray Leidig from Tyrone Community Partnership; Thursday, November 20 as the annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Bull Pen; December 4, the Christmas parade and tree lighting; December 13, the Yuletyme Train Ride and Breakfast with Santa at the Tyrone Colonial Courtyard.