One behalf of the Graham Chamber of Commerce, I welcome you to the community we call “home.” The Graham Chamber of Commerce is in its 91st year of supporting our members by promoting commerce in Graham. We are an organization that is proud of our history and honored to serve our community. The 2008 theme for the Chamber is “The Best of Texas.”
As I have discovered, my personal story of Graham is not unique. I am not a native but chose to make Graham my home several years ago. The decision to relocate my family and business was not easy, but this community and the quality of life that it offers are truly unique. I’ve always heard that it takes a village to raise a family. I am comforted in knowing my neighbors and knowing that this is a community where faith is the foundation.
Professionally, it has been a refreshing experience to know that my word and handshake still mean something. Reflecting back, relocating to Graham was a great decision for me both personally and professionally.
Graham is a progressive community with vision. The founding fathers and community leaders established a tradition of giving generously of time, talents, and resources to improve the quality of life for future generations. This spirit is most recently exemplified in the approval of a school bond that will renovate and rejuvenate Graham High School. This new facility will provide excellent educational opportunities for our children for years to come.
Considering its size, this community has many first-class amenities that help businesses and the community thrive. New construction is also underway at Graham Regional Medical Center with the addition of a Women’s Center and a state-of-the-art Wellness and Physical Therapy Center with scheduled completion in 2008. We are also very proud of the Library of Graham, Senior Citizens Center, the Young County Arena and the Graham Education and Workforce Center, just to name a few.
The Graham Chamber of Commerce will sponsor and participate in many local events this year, and I would like to personally invite you to be my guest.
Join us, take a good look around, dine in one of our fabulous restaurants, stop in for some great shopping, and I believe you’ll see “The Best of Texas.”
Edward Jones - Financial Advisor