The Alliance for Dade celebrated the re-opening of the Welcome Center at 12362 South Main Street on the square in Trenton with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 9th.
County Executive Ted Rumley and Trenton Mayor Alex Case cut the ribbon at 8:30 am, officially marking the opening of the newly renovated space. Many county and city officials were on hand to show their support for the new Alliance for Dade. The ceremony was preceded by a small reception in the Dade County Commission Meeting Room where Board President Kathleen Reed and Vice President George Williams presented details about investing in the Alliance for Dade and future plans. They will be reaching out to the business community in the next few weeks with small breakfast meetings to acquaint everyone with the organization and encourage them to join.
The Alliance for Dade is a 501(c)6 non-profit that serves as the Chamber of Commerce and a State of Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center. Their mission is to promote business and tourism, enhance economic and community development, and serve as a catalyst for improving the overall quality of life in Dade County.
IN its role as a chamber of commerce, the Alliance will serve the business community by providing resources, networking opportunities , and a marketing platform. A study by the Schapiro Group revealed that when consumers know that a business is a member of the local chamber of commerce, they are 80% more likely to buy form them.
The Welcome Center assist visitors and residents with information about local attractions, lodging, and restaurants. It is open Monday – Thursday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Welcome Center also provides local artists and artisans with an opportunity to showcase their talents by displaying their work.
For more information about the Alliance for Dade, visit https://www.alliancefordade.
Pictured: Left to Right – Brooke Lacey, Nelson Eash, Jane Dixon, Bob Woods, Alex Case, Ted Rumley, Kathleen Reed, Marcy Williams, George Williams, Josh Ingle, Titus Cartwright.