Friday, August 21, 2009

Time Flies

It's hard to believe two years ago today the Chamber Board and many volunteers dropped what they were doing and moved the Chamber and CADC offices from the temporary location in the former Wittrock Motors building to the renovated Depot. It sure doesn't seem like we've been in the Depot that long.

Pictured is former Chamber President and DMACC Provost Steve Schulz and Chamber Member Pat Soppe, Soppe Chiropractic, who helped with the move that day, along with about twenty other volunteers. It took just shy of two hours to complete the move, which the Chamber staff had organized very well. So well in fact that just four days later the Chamber was able to hold the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new office, provide tours for more than a thousand visitors and hold the largest Progress Celebration to date. Quite an accomplishment!

Since that time, hundreds of meetings have been held here to plan and carry out Chamber and community activities and initiatives. Not only are we able to a better job for Chamber members from here, but visitors who come to the Chamber office to learn more about the community receive the first impression that residents want them to get.

None of this would have been possible without the foresight of the Depot Centre, Ltd., an organization that for nearly two decades has been dedicated to renovating the depot and making it come alive with activity to promote the community. They raised money, found grants and put alot of sweat equity in a facility that Carroll can be proud of.

Stop in sometime soon and enjoy the product of a true community effort.

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