The Morgan Chamber of Commerce had a very successful year. A lot of hard work and long hours have been put in when chamber members stepped up to the plate and took over both the Morgan City 4th of July celebration and a large portion of Morgan City’s Hometown Christmas. The addition of the Cardboard Boat Regatta and the Morgan Festival of Trees really helped bring a spirit of community to Morgan.
In an attempt to bring that same community unity into the New Year, their 2018 kick-off event will be held on Jan. 9, starting off with the Morgan Business Expo.
The business expo will run from 5 -6:30 p.m. If you think you know all about every business in Morgan because you drive the streets every day, or because you have lived in this town all of your life, you may be in for a big surprise.
Residents are invited to learn more about each business by showing up early to visit each booth. As an incentive to bring people out in support of local business, guests will be given a raffle ticket at every booth they visit.
The more you educate yourself about the services and local talent in Morgan, the more chances you will have to win prizes. There will be more than $500 in prizes to give away that night, so show up early to increase your odds.
After attending the expo, be sure to stick around to hear internationally recognized speaker Chad Hymas. The Wall Street Journal called Hymas “one of the 10 most inspirational people in the world.”
The Chamber would like as many families as possible to benefit from the wisdom and heart of Hymas, so the drawing will take place at the end of the evening and you must be present to win.
Hymas was one of the youngest orators ever to receive the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) and to be inducted into the prestigious National Speaker Hall of Fame.
In 2001, at the age of 27, Hymas experienced a life changing event. A 2,000-pound bale of hay shattered his neck, leaving him a quadriplegic, changing his world in an instant. But his dreams were not paralyzed that day. Instead he became an example of what is possible with hard work and a positive attitude in the face of adversity.
Tickets will be $5 at the door, or you can participate in contests driven by local businesses to earn free tickets.
For more information, visit the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.