The first thing you may have noticed is that this newsletter is out on a Monday and the second thing is that this is not a normal Chamber Chat.
Firstly, the reason we are out early is that we have had so much Member’s News that we couldn’t fit it all in last week, so thank you and keep them coming.
Secondly, we thought we’d use this opportunity to “soft launch” our 120th Anniversary celebrations. That’s right, we were founded in 1897 as the ‘Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce’, and we have been going strong ever since. To reach 120 years is quite an achievement for a company so we thought we should celebrate.
In late September (24th to 29th) we have a week of activities planned, starting with the North Lancashire Expo to showcase the best of North Lancashire and its surroundings. We don't think it has ever been done before, at least in recent memory, so it’s a great chance for businesses to get together over this two-day event. Running over a Sunday and Monday, it is intended to be both a Business to Consumer and Business to Business event, and we will tailor the attractions to suit the target markets.
On the Wednesday we will be holding the North Lancashire Women in Business day followed by the Gala Ball on the Friday night.
In the next week, we will be mailing out our 120th Anniversary packages, so it will be a great opportunity to raise your profile.