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Chamber Corner August 2017

It's Time for the Lexington Community Fair, August 20-26

Preparations have been in the works for more than a year to make our celebration memorable from beginning to end.

We invite you and your family to an exciting series of events that will prove Lexington is the place to be on the 20th - 26th of August. Walk around, visit the carnival, and take in some of many entertaining events planned. Most of all have a great time.

Please visit our website at www.fair.visitlexingtonmo.com to see the complete Fair schedule plus a breakdown and descriptions of all the events.

Old Homes Tour, September 9 &10

The 64th edition of Lexington's Old Homes Tour is Saturday, September 9 -- 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, September 10 -- 12:00pm - 4:00pm. This popular event draws approximately 500 people to town, generating commerce throughout the area.

This year, five homes will be open for tour, and have not been on the tour in at least 20 years! The Tourism office has pictures/descriptions displayed of each home. Also included for ticket holders, will be the Battlefield Museum/Anderson House, the Courthouse, Lexington Historical Museum, and the Lex Auditorium.

Plan to attend this interesting showcase of some of Lexington's historic homes. Tell a friend...this is great exposure for our town and local businesses!

Lexington to Honor Patriots's Day, September 11. Walk with Us!

The American Legion Post 60 and the Lexington Chamber of Commerce are proud to sponsor the Tenth Annual Freedom Walk. Those walking will include firemen, policemen, clergy, medical personnel, students, National Guard members, city and county officials, and citizens of our community on September 11th.

The purpose of the walk is to ensure remembrance of, and honor the memory of those who gave their lives on September 11, 2001, to show our respect for the military, police, fire fighters, emergency medical personnel and the many innocent citizens who were killed or injured in this unspeakable attack on our country.

We encourage residents of all ages to walk with us on September 11th, beginning at Bank Midwest, at 11:55 a.m. and ending at the Veterans Memorial. Non-walking citizens are to gather at the Memorial by 12:00 noon.

A brief ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial consisting of a few commemorative remarks, patriotic songs, the laying of a wreath on the Veterans Memorial. The sounding of TAPS, will conclude the program. Please make plans to join your neighbors, friends, and associates in this patriotic tribute.

More News About Apples Arts & Antiques 2017

The 20th anniversary of this annual Lexington event is slated for Saturday, September 23.

The Chamber's Annual Apple Auction kicks off on the festival at The LEX on September 21st.
This proceeds from this annual fundraiser will be used to upgrade the Christmas wreath lights that decorate our downtown streetlights during the holiday season. Past proceeds have helped pay for the downtown sound system. Board members are currently building apple auction bidding teams. We urge you to get behind this fun evening of friendly competition to help us continue to fund projects that embellish our community!

Apples Arts & Antiques events include live music by Black Jack Creek, and a special appearance by "The King". Local and regional artists will be exhibiting work at the annual art show. Other activities include professional antiques appraisals, a Chamber-sponsored apple themed food, wine and craft beer tastings, plus an expanded "Build A Scarecrow" area. New events to the festival feature a BBQ contest, kids projects and an apple pie eating contest.

Apples Arts & Antiques showcases Lexington and promotes economic activity for the entire area. We'll have the final schedule and website ready to go very soon! This event is a unique, family-oriented festival emphasizing the best of everything Lexington has to offer. See you at Apples Arts & Antiques #20 on September 23rd!

New & Renewed Chamber Members. Thank You!

CenturyLink
Wood & Huston Bank
Susan Worthington
Hotel Lexihill

Advertising with Chamber Electronic Ads for Ten Cents a Day

Is our electronic advertising offer a part of your 2017 marketing plans? It should be! You can take advantage of advertising your message on our big screen TV in the License Bureau for only $36.50 for the entire year. This super-reasonable fee reaches over 30,000 people a year. Use your logo, a photo, or other image and text...you decide! Remember that the License Bureau becomes a "captive audience" for your TV message, as customers wait their turn!

Call Penny Grosso at 660-259-3082 or Gary Worth at 816-868-9692 and we'll get your ad assembled and on-screen right away. Not a member? You can still take advertise with us...find out how joining the Chamber reduces your yearly electronic ad cost to near zero! Learn the full details about the program here: www.historiclexington.com/events/VideoSlides2.pdf

Become a Member!

The Chamber receives hundreds of requests every year and provides referrals to Chamber members who provide business services, products, tourist attractions, churches, etc. The Chamber assists businesses and individuals with relocation and expansion possibilities. Plus, your membership in the Chamber provides you with listings in the Chamber's Website Business Directory with a link to your company website.
For more information or a complete list of members visit our website, www.HistoricLexington.com.

Buy Local Lexington!

Please continue to patronize all the chamber businesses that have made a dedicated effort to make Lexington the great community that makes us proud.

Lexington in Fact

>Has the largest number of antebellum homes per capita in the State of Missouri.

>Has been selected to be involved in a Community Arts Pilot Project, a partnership with the University of Missouri Extension to promote economic development in Lexington through the arts.

Setting Business Growth In Motion.