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Chamber Corner: Ribbon Cuttings, New Businesses and Walnut's Christmas Open House

Hello December. We have reached the last month of 2017 and looking back it’s been a good year for Walnut.

Over the past few months, Walnut has welcomed several new businesses in town. Recently, a ribbon cutting was held for Walnut Acres Country Store, The Embroidery Shop and the re-opening of The Pass It Along Store.

All three businesses are important to the retail sector of Walnut and the Walnut Chamber of Commerce encourages you to shop at these stores.

2017 has been a year of new business in Walnut and new Chamber members. In addition to the above mentioned businesses, we had the opening of Perry Memorial Hospital Walnut Clinic and Roots Hair Salon, the creation of Jamison Media Services and Professional Electric expanding and opening their office on Rt. 92.

We hope 2018 is a year of more new business. But, just as important, continue to shop Walnut and the current businesses that have been a staple of Walnut for many years.

Thank you to all that came out and supported Small Business Saturday on November 25th. The weather was beautiful and it was great see all the cars on Main Street, making it difficult to find a parking spot.

Thank you to all that also supported Walnut’s Christmas Open House activities. The WOW Events committee did a great job planning the Scavenger Hunt. Bingo was attended well with everyone going home a winner. The Vendor Show and Quilt Show was a success. Also, thank to the Walnut Rotary Club for hosting the pancake and sausage breakfast, Moments by Maxine Photography for taking pictures of the kids with Santa, the Walnut Cub Scouts for putting up Christmas lights at Veteran’s Memorial Park, the Village of Walnut for decorating the light poles on Main Street and Guither Tree Service for helping decorate the big tree by the Avanti’s Gazebo.

Finally, you’ve probably seen the notice in the paper that Walnut dollars are being discontinued at the end of 2017. If you have possession of any make sure you use them before they have no value. The Chamber board has always loved the idea of Walnut dollars and encouraging to shop local, but this decision was made due to how easy it is to duplicate these dollars with the technology available today. We may look at other options to replace Walnut dollars in the future. Thank you for your understanding.

Have a great week and continue to shop Walnut whenever you can.

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