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The Chamber of Commerce, Windham Region will be hosting its annual “The State of Windham” on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, from 8:00 am-9:30 am at the Windham Town Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
The State of Windham is an opportunity for residents and business owners to learn about programs, events and budgets that will affect the town of Windham in 2011-2012. These issues include budget concerns, building and town improvement projects, taxes, economic development initiatives, and legislation both locally and at the State level. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Guests for the State of Windham will include Windham’s State Representative, Susan Johnson, who will be discussing issues at the State Capital that will affect Windham, its budget and some of the agencies, non-profits and businesses in the community. Mayor Ernie Eldridge will be discussing economic development in Windham. Town Manager, Neal Beets will be talking about the proposed budget and how it will affect the town and its services. School Superintendent, Ana Ortiz, will wrap up the morning with an overview of the education system in town and where it is headed.
Windham is central to the region and its strengths greatly affect the communities within it in many ways. Job creation, availability of skilled workers, business taxes, community events and programs are all important issues that will help determine the “live-ability” and the “work-ability” of the Windham region.
The Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping businesses and communities grow and remain competitive in a global world. Our goal is to emphasis the importance of shopping local and hiring local in order to build a better economy and quality of life in the communities we serve.