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Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Chamber Corner 6/26/08

Because the first Friday of July falls on July 4th this year, our July First Friday Power Breakfast will be on July 11th, the second Friday of July. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Osteryoung, Executive Director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University.
Dr. Osteryoung’s topic will be "Strategies for Surviving and Thriving in a Recessionary Environment". This will be a great "hands-on" follow up message to the high level economic perspectives offered by Dr. Malcolm Gillis at our May First Friday Breakfast. Expect lots of practical tips and techniques from Dr. Osteryoung for strengthening your business.
Sponsored by David Melvin Engineering, this promises to be an informative and timely message. Mark your calendar now for the SECOND FRIDAY in July. We’ll see you then.
Long time Chamber members Helen and Gene Smith have decided, in a manner of speaking, to "hang up their suits", retire from the daily grind, and sell their Suitman’s Men Shop in downtown Marianna.
Helen and Gene’s business has been a mainstay in downtown Marianna for ten years, and they have been faithful, dedicated Chamber members throughout. Their integrity in all aspects of life combined with a dedication to exceptional, personalized customer service has made their retail business a role-model for others to follow. On behalf of the Chamber’s board of directors and all Jackson County Chamber of Commerce members, we wish Helen and Gene the very best in the next phase of their life.
If you are interested in acquiring a wonderful retail business opportunity, or know someone who is, call Helen or Gene for information about purchasing their business. This is a great opportunity to acquire a market leading, one-of-a-kind retail business in downtown Marianna. Not only do they offer a large selection of men and boys suits and accessories, it is the only local shop for tuxedo rentals. This is a turn-key operation, and all inventory and equipment are for sale.
The Smith’s telephone number at Suitman’s Men Shop is 850-482-5400….that’s 850-482-5400. Call them to congratulate them, encourage them, or get information about acquiring this fine business. If you know someone who might be interested in continuing the traditions established by Helen and Gene Smith at Suitman, please let Helen or Gene know so they can follow-up with a call. Again, congratulations and best wishes to Helen and Gene Smith.

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