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Chamber seeking participants for Carthage Is Open for Business event

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CARTHAGE — Hoping to build on the success of the inaugural event last year, the Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Carthage Is Open for Business event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26.

Chamber president Teri L. Ellis said the event is “not a money maker [for the Chamber] but an investment by representation for the businesses.”

The event will include a poker run for patrons who will receive a playing card at each participating business.

The participant with the highest total of playing cards will win a gift basket filled with items from businesses and organizations in the community. In the event of a tie, a drawing will determine the winner.

Participating businesses are urged to offer their own specials or raffles.

Registration, starting at 10 a.m., will be held at the West Carthage Fire Department, 61 High St., West Carthage. There patrons will receive a list of participating businesses and their first card. They may visit as many of the participating businesses as they desire. Cards must be taken, by 3 p.m., to the destination point at Carthage Area Hospital, 1001 West St., where they will be counted.

Businesses wishing to participate should contact the Chamber office at 493-3590 or by email at

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