Good Morning,

This will be a pretty short week, and I don't have a lot on the calendar, except everyone will be trying to close out their year and prepare for 2017.

Freshman basketball tournament is January 17, 19 and 20. We could use some help with keeping the books and the clock; if you would like to help with that contact Robin Wells or the office. We could also use some help on Friday evening at either gym with concession and gate. The proceeds from this fundraiser goes into the general budget to keep the Chamber office in operation. It is often asked why do we have to do fundraisers - if we did not have the fundraisers to supplement the budget, the board would have to raise membership fees (and they don't want to do that), if you are a member of Pittsburg or Joplin Chamber you know what they are compared to ours.

Annual dinner is Jan. 25 and we have a few tables still available for adoption. These members have advised they want a table: Labette Bank, American Bank, Crossland Construction, Ck. Co. News Advocate, Farmers Co-op, Commerce Bank, Mercy Hospital, Mercy Clinic, Coffeyville Community College, Medicalodge, Parcom Verizon, Columbus Telephone, Mike Carpino Ford, Team Thread and Empire District. I listed these, just in case you thought you advised me or you did and I didn't get it written down, so let me know if you want one. Invitations will be sent out next Tuesday. Theme is Boots N' Bling. Golden Apple winners will be announced and there will be three inductees into the Sports Hall of Fame.

Have a good week.

Jean