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October 24, 2019

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Ada chamber board approves 2019 budget, reviews coming year

2018 Business of the year will be announced at Feb. 20 annual dinner meeting

Ada Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors approved its 2019 general fund budget on Wednesday and discussed plans for several chamber-related events this year.

The $10,950 budget includes promotion plans for many Ada events. These include summer sidewalk sales, an October event, town and gown dinner, sweetest day, Merry on Main, Made in Ada Football Festival and Christmas lights.

The board also voted to provide financial support the ONU Lima Symphony pops patriotic concert, two ReStore meals and two of the 28 downtown flower baskets.

Deb Curlis, chamber director, announced two new members joined the chamber this month. She reminded chamber members to send 2019 membership renewals by the end of this month so that all business names will be published in the 2019 membership brochure.

Several Ada event dates were announced at the board meeting. Watch the Icon for more information on these events:

• Feb. 20 - Chamber annual dinner meeting at Community Health Professionals, business of the year will be announced, noon

• March 20 – Chamber after-hours mix and mingle, The Inn at ONU, 4:30-6 p.m.

• Aug. 24 - Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival

• Aug. 24 – Wilson football garage sale

• Aug. 8-9-10 – Lincoln Highway Buy-Way garage sale

• Aug. 10 – Farmers and Merchants Picnic

• Sept. 21 – Harvest and Herb Festival