Letter to the Editor

Chamber supports county resources

Sunday, July 5, 2009

To the Editor:

Clay County and the cities therein have many resources that can be used to attract new businesses and industry.

These include a great elementary and secondary school system along with easy access to five post secondary education facilities.

We have a YMCA that scores very high when compared to other YMCA facilities in the U.S. and we are expanding a group of good restaurants.

We have access to arts and sciences provided by ISU, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary's and Ivy Tech. We have Interstate-70 intersecting the center of the county and have access to a large international airport within less than one hour driving time.

Recreational facilities include several state parks with boating, fishing and camping.

Finally, we have space available for business and industrial growth.

With all of the above in place, only a few small and inexpensive steps need to be executed to dramatically accelerate business growth in Clay County. One of these steps is to make the county a spotlessly clean, neat and attractive place to live and prosper.

Clay County must become a place where executives, technicians and craftsmen want to live and work.

To that end, the Clay County Chamber of Commerce supports all reasonable activities leading to the clean up of the county and its cities. For the greater good, the Chamber strongly supports the enforcement of city ordinances and county regulations regarding zoning and trash control.

The following organizations agree and support the Chamber's position as described above.

Ted Paris, Allstate Insurance; past president for the Chamber of Commerce and business owner,

Les Miller, Miller and Stewart,

Suellen Wegner, Terre Haute Savings Bank,

Steve Short, Technifab,

Stacy Gibbens, City of Brazil,

Chad Zaucha, YMCA,

Tyler Fischer, Terre Haute Savings Bank,

Joyce Emmert, GMAC Real Estate,

Mike and Jackie Mitchell, Aames Title and Closings,

Miranda Goodale, Clay County Podiatry,

Samual Crawn, Sam's Hardware,

Toni Carter, Edward Jones,

Glen and Evelyn Brown, Popcorn Festival of Clay County Association,

Robin Sherman, Sunshine Realty Group, LLC,

Chad Miller, Process Development and Fabrication, Inc.,

Rob Moore, Moore Funeral Home,

Mike Petersen, Crossroads Communications, and

Steve Kidwell, Riddell National Bank

Clay County Chamber of Commerce