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Greater Holyoke Chamber to Celebrate 125 Years of Service

HOLYOKE — The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, a business association devoted to promoting and improving the region through economic progress, public advocacy, and workforce development, will host an anniversary gala to celebrate 125 years of commitment to growing local prosperity.

The event will take place on Friday, June 19 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. The celebration will kick off at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour on the patio, featuring a presentation of historic photos and images of the city of Holyoke and the chamber. A cash bar, complimentary guest photos, and music by the Floyd Patterson Band will continue to entertain guests until midnight.

“For more than a century, the chamber has had a positive effect on the business community, while also setting the foundation for long-term economic growth within our region,” said Greater Holyoke Chamber President Kathleen Anderson. “Now, 125 years later, we can look back at our amazing history that has had a powerful impact on so many lives. And while we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead, we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge all those who have supported our mission and contributed to making our organization a valuable voice for our members, local business owners, and entrepreneurs.”

Founded in 1890, the chamber has been a partner for trade and industry in the region through community building, workforce development, and economic development.

“Throughout its existence, the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce has excelled at strengthening the foundation of our community, and I am confident that our organization will continue to make Greater Holyoke a more prosperous and thriving community for generations to come,” said Richard Clark, chairman of the chamber’s board of directors.

Tickets to the gala cost $80 per person, with formal attire and advance registration required. To RSVP by June 15 or for more information, visit holyokechamber.com/events or contact Wanda Zabawa, the chamber’s business manager, at (413) 534-3376 or [email protected].

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