Nick Brown, a real estate agent from That's Me Realty, announced at the Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce meeting Dec. 11 that the city has been awarded a contract for a commercial postal unit at 406 Market Street. The unit should be opened in about a month, Brown said.
He said customers can purchase stamps at the location now.
The chamber met for its last meeting of the year at Crown Point Cafe with newly elected President Susie Herron and Vice President Dorothy Batley.
Officers were installed at the November meeting, said outgoing president Murlene Hagerty. Michelle Grabowski was re-elected as recording secretary and Jane Greenfield was re-elected as treasurer.
Herron works at BanCorpSouth Bank as an operations officer and teller.
Batley volunteers in five organizations. "She is very dedicated to the community," Hagerty said.
Herron said approximately 10,000 maps will be ordered for Horseshoe Bend. Interested parties who would like to purchase ads for the maps can contact the chamber.
Herron also announced that volunteers are needed for committees for Dogwood Days Golf Tournament, Casino Night, radio auction and 4th of July celebration festivities.
Hagerty introduced two new businesses which have recently opened or have new ownership.
Gray's Custom Saddlery has opened its doors at 811 Second St., Suite 3. The owners, Fran and John Gray, are custom saddle makers but they also sell trophies, day minders, checkbook covers, equipment and western flair items.
Bob's Auto Repair on Highway 289 was recently purchased and is now called B & J Automotive. The new owners are Bobby Wilson and Jimmy Martin.
Ruthann Shepherd from Snappy Mart said local businesses have been provided with money jars to collect donations for needy children during the holidays. She said toys are also needed for children in the community. Donations of toys can be made at the chamber office, Wholesale Warehouse, Ron's Fine Foods and Karen's Kitchen.
Greenfield said the chamber had major expenses over the year which included advertising, billboard expenses, postage, office rent and a new heat pump.
Kathryn Randall said over 200 people viewed the trees at the Festival of Trees in Horseshoe Bend.