2019 is the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 100th Anniversary year and we are dedicating each month to a theme of importance for Franklin County. We kicked off the celebration with a breakfast featuring veteran Greenfield Recorder reporter, Richie Davis, who discussed the history of Greenfield Board of Trade, which became incorporated in 1919 as Greenfield Chamber of Commerce. He included some relative info about circumstances locally and globally and share highlights of news items over his past forty years reporting for The Recorder. We also honored members who have been with us for 100 years including Eversource Energy, Berkshire Gas, Wilson’s Department Store, WHAI, and the Greenfield Recorder.
Below are the themes for the year which we will be celebrating at our breakfasts, Business After Hours, and with special events and information. Please join us in using #FCCC100 when posting about the anniversary events on social media!
January: 100th Anniversary Kick-Off
February: Business and Community Partnerships with High Schools
March: Transportation: Roads, Bridges, and Trains for Franklin County
April: Celebrating the Contribution of Today’s Immigrants
May: Celebrating Entrepreneurs
June: Breath of Fresh Air: Outdoor Recreation
July: Sense of Place & Placemaking: Historical and Cultural Organizations
September: Service & non-profit organizations
November: Apples & Cider Days (25th Anniversary Year for Festival)