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History of forming a Chamber of Commerce in Adair County
Columbia/Adair County has had a Chamber of Commerce since 1942, which was incorporated in 1957, under the guidance of Columbia Attorney Earl Huddleston, George Akin, John Horton, Lynn Jeffries, Alvin Lewis, and Ruth Richardson. Thelma Stovall was Secretary of State at the time. This story is one of a series planned to remember 57 years of service.
By Sue Stivers
How much do you know about your local Chamber of Commerce? Did you know that a group of business leaders got together and decided there should be a Chamber of Commerce in Columbia?
The year was 1942 and it was named the "Columbia Chamber of Commerce". It was one of the first cities in South Central Kentucky to have a Chamber.
This shows that Columbia had people with Leadership and Vision. It's a shame there are no records in the Chamber office that gives the names of the original board members. I do know that William "Bill" Walker was an active member during some of those years and continued to be actively involved in the Chamber until his death.
On the 20th day of August 1957 George Akin, John Horton, Lynn Jeffries, Alvin Lewis and Ruth Richardson met with Attorney Earl Huddleston where the Articles of Incorporations were signed changing the name to Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce. Thelma Stovall was the Secretary of State at that time.
Following Secretary Stovall was Secretary of State John Y. Brown III who presented a "Certificate of Existence" to the Chamber that said:
Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation duly organized and existing under KRS Chapter 273, whose date of incorporation is August 30, 1957 and whose period of duration is perpetual.Watch for the August Chamber newsletter...hopefully we will have more information on the Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate a total of 57 years of having a Chamber as of August 20th.
If any of our readers have additional information about the Chamber please call the Chamber office at 270-384-6020 or better yet stop by the office at 201 Burkesville Street, have a cup of coffee and chat with Executive Director Sue Stivers about the Chamber. SUE STIVERS, Executive Director, Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce From Chamber Insights - July 2014
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