Chamber News
July 2020
Published monthly by the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
ONLINE CHAMBER AUCTION RUNS THROUGH JULY 29
The Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Kirk Moore at ‘Moore’s Hillje Auction’ for the Chamber’s first on-line auction. 

As everyone is well aware, COVID-19 has either limited are brought activities, events and general ‘togetherness’ to a screeching halt. Chambers of Commerce, as with all businesses both large and small, must have funds to operate. Chambers of Commerce are supported by dues paid by members, and the proceeds from special events. The very successful and popular ‘Liberty-Dayton ‘500’ was started years ago and the proceeds of that one fundraiser helped sustain the chamber and take care of expenditures for several months. Although the on-line auction is not equivalent to the ‘500’ at this time, the Chamber has high hopes that in going forward, this new venture will prove worthwhile. 

For instructions on registration, bidding and the procedure of closing the auction, go to www.mooreshilljeauction.com. The direct link to the auction items can be found here. If you bid, you can utilize the max bid feature which allows the computer to bid for you, if you cannot watch the auction at closing. Each item is called a ‘lot’. At this time this auction has 84 lots. All info is on each item, such as starting bid, donor’s name, etc. Click on the picture of the item you are interested in, and you will see the additional info. The auction runs 24/7 until July 29. The Auctioneer will begin to close out at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 29. Lots/items will close out every 45 seconds, UNLESS a bid is made within the last two minutes before scheduled closing on a particular item. If so, two minutes will be added to allow the previous bidder the opportunity to bid again on that item. 

Please call the chamber at 936-336-5736 with any questions you may have. Thank you!
NEXT "LUNCH ON THE RUN" SET FOR AUGUST

The Chamber is planning another "Lunch on the Run" sometime in mid-August. These events are taking the place of our business luncheons normally held each month at Liberty Center but, like most activities, are on hold due to the Coronavirus. Our last two drive-thru lunches (including the June event held in the pouring rain) were very successful and we appreciate everyone's support. The date for the next luncheon will be announced in the coming weeks.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH LOCAL FIRM

An opening is available with a local business for an ENTRY LEVEL BOOKKEEPING POSITION. Experience is required in data entry & 10 key. E-mail your resume to chamber@imsday.com.

(Note: this is not a position with the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce).
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Harbor Hospice
Kristy Davie, RN Community Education Coordinator
623 N. Main Street, Suite 2
Liberty 77575 | 936.641.9187

Harbor Hospice is dedicated to providing care and comfort to a terminally ill patient and their family. We provide the highest quality of care possible by employing a team of healthcare professionals to administer comfort and supportive care to individuals.
MEMBER UPDATES
The Baytown office of Bruce Temporary Services, a Houston-based staffing services company, has reopened July 13th and will be working by appointment only for the safety of interviewers and clients.

Bruce Temporary Services
1300 Rollingbrook, Suite 302
Baytown | 832.307.7170
EVENTS TO REMEMBER
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  • Saturday, August 1, 9 a.m. City of Dayton Shred Event at the Dayton Community Center, 801 S. Cleveland Street. This is an opportunity to dispose of your old documents in a secure environment. Information: 936.258.2642.

  • Saturday, August 1, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Drive-thru water collection for Liberty County firefighters. Donors can bring cases of water, Gatorade, or individually-packaged salty snacks to their local fire stations.
ONGOING EVENTS
(Listings grayed out are on hold due to COVID-19).

  • Coffee with the Mayor. Held the third Thursday of each month (except for holidays or conflicting events). Citizens of Liberty are invited to have coffee with Mayor Carl Pickett and City Manager Tom Warner in the council chambers of City Hall. This is an opportunity to discuss ideas or projects or to voice any concerns citizens may wish to express. Contact the City of Liberty @ 936.336.3684.
  • Farmers Market at The Crossroads, 111 N. Church Street in Dayton. Second Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., rain or shine.
  • Food Truck Fridays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. each Friday at The Crossroads, 111 N. Church Street in Dayton. Different food trucks offering a variety of lunchtime options. Contact the City of Dayton @ 936.258.2642.
  • Liberty Faux Real Trade Days, 321 FM 563 in Liberty. 936.391.8600. Many vendors on hand with crafts, clothing, food, antiques and much more. Held on the weekend following the third Monday each month (except October and December).
  • Liberty Street Rally (Cars, Coffee & More) on the square in Downtown Liberty. Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month (weather permitting), 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. See classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and more.
Save money on payment processing and contribute funds to the Chamber with Clearent Payment Solutions.

Clearent Payment Solutions is a credit card processing company and a member of our chamber.
When a business, referred by a Chamber member, converts their payment processing to Clearent, the company (Clearent) will pay a percentage of that businesses' processing cost to the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber. The business will be saving money and at the same time, the Chamber will be adding revenue. This is at no cost to the business owner (and a lower percentage rate).

To make a referral:
Send e-mail to alandry@clearent.com with the business and contact's name, phone number or e-mail. In the subject line, state "LDACC referral". That is all that is needed. Once approved, the Chamber begins increasing revenue. In addition, Clearent will provide a free terminal to each referral. They will get next day funding and an online tracking portal. Please direct questions to Andrew J. Landry at 832.322.6948.