Welcome Spring! The Wilber Chamber of Commerce is appreciative of Twila Wanek and John Brickner for their great job on the membership drive campaign. We are grateful for the support of our local merchants. Individual memberships are available to those wanting to support downtown, but who do not own a business. I am pleased with the desire of many of our local people who want to make Wilber even better.
The Chamber has given financial support to the Wilber-American Legion Auxiliary Easter Egg on April 19th, the Wilber-Clatonia Elementary School Carnival on April 25th and the Post Prom Event of April 26th. Chamber Bucks will be provided to Alumni Banquet guests on June 7th. The Wilber Care Center will host a Fourth of July celebration on Wednesday, July 2nd. The Wilber Chamber of Commerce will provide workers and donations for fireworks and music for this community event.
A lucky winner will receive a Jeep Cherokee for the 2014 vehicle raffle held during the Czech Festival. Get your chance to win a new vehicle and offer support to the Chamber! Tickets will be available in early summer. You are encouraged to “buy early” as we have had early sellouts of raffle tickets the last few years. Over the years, profits from this event have supported city beautification, local youth organizations and the Wilber Volunteer Fire Department.
Looking for a great gift idea? Chamber Bucks can be used at local Chamber members for a variety of goods and merchandise. To purchase Chamber Bucks, give Kay Sukovaty a call at Kalkwarf and Smith Law Office.
We were sorry to receive news of Dave Newmyer giving up his job of putting up downtown welcome flags for holidays and special events. The Newmyer family has been very dedicated to this project and have served for over 20 years to provide a festive look to the downtown streets of Wilber. We are grateful to Dave Newmyer and his family. We wish the best to the Ryan Znamenacek family as they take over this important job.