The Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce has been around for quite awhile, 101 years actually. The organization celebrated that fact at its annual “Celebration of Business and Community” on Jan. 25 at the Knights of Columbus Main Hall.
The organization discussed what happened in 2023, and what would happen in 2024.
Former Chamber President Melissa Hoehn said that the organization was able to award schloarships to deserving seniors from Saxony Lutheran, St. Vincent and Perryville High Schools, had 10 graduates from Leadership Perryville, the Chamber co-hosted the Perryville Business Leadership Conference, along with Perry County Economic Development Authority to bring in professionals to help turn local companies into consumer destinations.
Hoehn said that the annual Moonlight Madness event held in October brought in a record number of attendees.
The Chamber currently has 300 members and 956 subscribers to their e-mail correspondence.