Business owners, employees and community residents are invited to attend the “Our Town” Community Update Breakfast meeting on Thursday, March 9 from 7:30 to 9:00 AM. The breakfast is hosted by the Charleston and Mattoon Chambers of Commerce.
Key community leaders have been invited to give updates from their perspectives. Speakers at the breakfast include: Brandon Combs (Mayor, City of Charleston), Tim Gover (Mayor, City of Mattoon), Lynette Drake (Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Eastern Illinois University), Dr. Josh Bullock (President, Lake Land College) and Angela Griffin (President/CEO, Coles Together).
As part of her update, Angela Griffin will be sharing findings from the recently conducted EIU Economic Impact Study. The impact study generated important data such as the amount of spending done in the community by on-campus student versus an off-campus student, the state and local taxes that are generated by the university, and the number of indirect employees that are a result of the university.
The meeting will conclude with time for questions from the attendees for any of the speakers.
The breakfast will take place in the banquet facility at the Unique Suites Hotel, 920 West Lincoln Avenue in Charleston. Individual tickets and tables of 8 are available.
Tickets are $20 per person for Mattoon and Charleston Chamber members and $30 per person for non-members. A buffet breakfast is included. Community residents are welcome to attend.
For more information call the Mattoon Chamber at 235-5661 or the Charleston Chamber at 345-7041.