Chamber President Roger Green in a press statement said, “We are pleased to see the initiatives that the North Main Street merchants and the newly-forming ‘Hope for New Hope’ group have taken to organize. We look forward to the new energy these groups will bring to implementing the novel holiday ideas they have discussed at public meetings and in private conversations.”
The chamber goes on to say it “estimates that the number of merchants involved in these groups is at least six times the number of volunteers engaged in chamber events. After running successful events such as the First Fridays series and the recent High Heel Drag Race on Oct. 26, chamber volunteers need a break to attend to their other work and family obligations.
“The chamber is delighted that these merchant-driven groups are prepared to take responsibility for promotional activities in New Hope,” continues the group’s statement. “The chamber wishes happy and safe holidays to all local residents, and reminds everyone to shop and support our local merchants,” concludes the business group.