03 May Happy 100 Year Anniversary – McPherson Chamber of Commerce!
May 3rd, 2021 marks a very important day for the McPherson Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate 100 years of serving the McPherson community. We are proud of the many milestones and the impact the Chamber has made throughout the years, and we plan to celebrate for months to come. Be looking for snippets of our rich history, the visionary leaders and what they accomplished, and some fun photos we have discovered. As we celebrate the past, we also look to the future and what initiatives the Chamber will focus on for a better and stronger tomorrow. Thank you for being a part of our story!
Although some of our scope has evolved, other aspects of the original McPherson Chamber of Commerce charter hold true to this day. Enjoy this excerpt from the original 1921 Charter which states that the purposes for which it is formed are:
“To promote the commercial and civic interests of the city of McPherson and advance its industries; to foster and encourage the development and promotion of new enterprises; extend its trade limits; develop the resources of the community; to buy, hold, and sell real estate and personal property; to do all other things common to the objects and purposes of commercial organizations; to cement a closer friendly feeling among the members of the association; to create a higher moral atmosphere within the community and to encourage a better understanding between the businessmen, the farmer and other citizens and inhabitants in and around the city of McPherson.”