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Carthage Chamber plans for events


CARTHAGE — The Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce and its members have a full slate of events planned through the rest of the year.

A committee was formed Wednesday to explore options for a young entrepreneurs program to allow young people to sell items they have made at a chamber-run booth at the Carthage Farmers Market.

The farmers market would give young entrepreneurs exposure to marketing their wares and provide interaction with customers. Different young business owners would be featured each week, possibly on a rotation. The committee also will set up regulations for the proposed program.

The chamber is gearing up for a Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at IMEC Independent Medical Evaluation Company LLC, 111 Riverside Drive. Refreshments will be served under a tent next to the business. Tours will be given, and door prizes and a 50/50 raffle will be available. The cost is $4 per person. Reservations can be made by calling the chamber at 493-3590 or via email to

IMEC provides unbiased reviews of injuries, medical records, fitness for duty, mental status or medical conditions for use by insurance carriers, legal professionals or third-party administrators.

The chamber plans to hold Business After Hours events through the rest of the year in conjunction with Bassett-Baxter American Legion Post 789 on Sept. 11; Alban’s business Center, Oct. 9; Little Sisters Inn, Herrings, on Nov. 13; and Carthage Republican Tribune on Dec. 11.

Chamber President Teri L. Ellis informed the board she is still seeking a member to fill the vice president position.

Natalie M. Burnham, executive director of the Carthage Area Hospital Foundation, reported the newly opened sleep center at the hospital is booked through September and the administration is talking about expanding the unit to four rooms. The foundation will host a fundraiser, Dueling Pianos, in October at the Elks Lodge.

The Friends of the Library and the Teen Group plan to host a ham and scalloped potato dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Elks Lodge, announced Carthage Free Library Director Linda M. McCullough.

The Autumn Glory celebration at the Carthage Farmers Market will be held Sept. 27. The event will feature musical entertainment and displays.

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