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Visit from Morgan Owners Group South will launch chamber’s new fall campaign


The Morgan Owners Group, South will be making a pit stop at the Welcome Center in Lincolnton be­tween 10:30-11:00 a.m., on Saturday, September 15. The community is invited to come out and welcome these car enthusiasts and get a look at some great classic cars. The Morgan Owners Group, South will be making a pit stop at the Welcome Center in Lincolnton be­tween 10:30-11:00 a.m., on Saturday, September 15. The community is invited to come out and welcome these car enthusiasts and get a look at some great classic cars. Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce programs for the new fiscal year are launch­ing this fall with opportunities for members to network with legisla­tors, business experts, and Georgia tourism directors. In addition, the chamber’s new marketing cam­paign “Fall into the Holidays on Georgia’s Freshwater Coast,” will kick off Saturday, September 15, with a special treat for car buffs, said Beth Putnam, co-chairman of the Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

The community is invited to go to the Welcome Center to visit with members of the Morgan Own­ers Group, South (MOGS). The Morgan Car Company located in Malvern England has been produc­ing British sports cars since 1910. This family-owned business is still producing cars each year, many of them in the classic British touring car design, three wheelers, and the more contemporary Aero 8’s

MOGS will have 18 vintage and current Morgan cars that are sched­uled to arrive in Lincolnton some­time between 10:30 and 11 a.m. on Saturday. The Chamber is hosting a coffee stop for the group at the Welcome Center and the public is encouraged to “come out and see these beautiful cars up close, chat with their owners about their pas­sion, and show some good old- fashioned Lincolnton hospitality to this completely volunteer orga­nization that is curious about our area. There are several of the South members that race their vintage cars. What fun to learn a bit more about their passion,” Putnam said.

Other events lined up for the fall campaign are the “Fall Fest” at Eli­jah Clark State Park, a “Fall Retail Crawl” down Main and Peachtree Streets, “Pioneer Day” with the Lincoln County Historical Society and the Chamber’s 21st “Holidays In Olde Lincoln Towne.”

The Chamber is also launching Chamber CONNECT. This month­ly event is a drop-in breakfast gath­ering 7:30-9 a.m., for members at the Welcome Center. The first one is slated for September 18 with special guest, Lincoln County Commission Chairman Walker Norman.

Each Chamber CONNECT event will have a special guest to inter­act with the business community. These guests will range from local and regional legislators to business experts in a multitude of areas all of whom will provide access and ex­pertise to help stimulate and inform on opportunities for growth and commerce. Chamber members are encouraged to drop in for coffee, pastry, and a chance to connect.

“Chamber After Hours” will re­sume in September as well, Putnam said. The quarterly networking fa­vorites give the membership the opportunity to come together once a quarter, after work, in a unique location each time. The events pro­vide the opportunity for chamber businesses to “Listen – Learn – Lead” as befits the mission of the chamber to promote commerce, growth, and tourism.

The next Chamber After Hours is Thursday, September 20, from 5:30-8 p.m., in the classroom wing of the Walker T. Norman gymna­sium. There will be a brief presen­tation on the differences between and the synergies of the Economic Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce. The group will then experience a fun and up­lifting brainstorming session on the vision for Georgia’s Freshwater Coast.

For more information about these activities or to inquire about mem­bership in the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, call 706-359-6512, email cham­ber@lincolncountyga.org, or stop in at the Welcome Center, 112 N. Washington Street.

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