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Week of May 12 Designated Business Appreciation Week

. . .and dedication throughout the year. The week begins with the signing of the Business Appreciation Week Proclamation by city and county officials. Monday, May 13, 2002 is the perfect opportunity to get out and thank local businesses for their contributions to the community.

Tuesday, May 14th has been chosen as “Open House” day. Two Lincoln County industries have graciously agreed to open their doors to give people the opportunity to learn more about their organizations, and experience first hand the process involved in manufacturing. B.R. Lee Industries – Lee Boy will conduct a walking tour of their facility at 10:00 am. Lee Boy is a manufacturer of asphalt and road machinery. The tour will provide interested individuals with the opportunity to witness the manufacturing of the world’s largest producer of paving equipment. Lee Boy is located at 688 North Highway 16 in Denver.

Vermont American Manufacturing Division will also host a facility tour at 10:00 am. This tour will give individuals the chance to view the precision machining of power tool accessories and hand tools. Vermont American is located at 124 Legionnaire Road in Lincolnton.

The Lee Boy and Vermont American Manufacturing Division tours are open to the public, free of charge. Anyone who is interested in learning more about manufacturing or who would just like the opportunity to see the manufacturing process is encouraged to attend one of these open houses at 10:00 am.

Wednesday, May 15 is the Chamber’s annual golf tournament. This year’s tournament will be held at Glen Oaks Country Club with a 12:30 pm shotgun start. Events will include a Hole in One competition (you must sign up for this event), Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, and Longest Putt competition. Food and drinks will be on hand. The cost to play will be $55.00 per Chamber member and $60.00 per non-Chamber member.

The week’s celebration will conclude with the Chamber’s Business After Hours, hosted by Duke Energy at the Energy Explorium. This is the largest After Hours of the year with over twenty food vendors and entertainment.

For more information on Business Appreciation Week contact Laura Foor at Lincoln Economic Development Association at 704-748-1503.