Hed: Bruce Chamber supports visitor brochures
n Group could take over town Web site.
By Mack Spencer
BRUCE – The Chamber of Commerce put its support behind visitor pamphlets created by several member businesses.
Kay and Paul Tyler, owners of the Cart Barn Inn, presented the trifold pamphlets at a recent chamber meeting. Cart Barn, Yoda Creek Golf Course and the Bollinger Family Theatre pooled their resources to produce 4,000 of the pamphlets, which were mostly distributed to state visitor centers.
“They haven’t gone very far,” Kay Tyler told the other chamber members. “We thought if we could get some help, we could put out more. It’s expensive for just two or three (businesses) to do.”
Tyler said they would especially like to expand their reach to central and southern Mississippi visitor centers.
The pamphlets already contained some chamber information, but Tyler said the pamphlets could be edited and redesigned to add pictures and-or information from other businesses that might be interested.
Chamber members voted to contribute $200 to the pamphlet effort.
In other matters, Anthony Bollinger asked if the town Web site could be updated. Joel McNeese said that the site needs to be completely redone, and that the chamber might be able to do that.
Also, scholarship chair Becky Wright said the chamber scholarship will be $1,000 this year, with $500 from the chamber and another $500 from Bruce Telephone Co.
Don Bell said that the Phillips scholarship at Mississippi State University is intended for students from Calhoun or Lafayette counties.
And chamber president Billy McCord urged members to support clean-up efforts pushed by the Calhoun Economic Development Association. He also said CEDA will have an open house at its new office, the former Farmers and Merchants Bank branch in Pittsboro.