Celebration meant to raise awareness for the local business base, serve as a reminder that continued support and patronage is critical during road construction.
Hales Corners, Wisconsin – August 22, 2018 – The Hales Corners Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Village of Hales Corners and numerous community service organizations and individual businesses, presents a one-day event named, “Highway to Hales: A Showcase of Hales Corners,” to take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 10am-2pm in the parking lot of the future Festival Foods on Hwy. 100.
“Highway to Hales” will bring a variety of area businesses and vendors, community groups, food, and entertainment to the site of the former K-Mart store at 5600 S. 108th Street, for the purposes of both celebrating the community and what it has to offer, as well as to bring much needed attention to the fact that businesses, particularly those along Hwy. 100, are feeling the impact during the road reconstruction project.
“Supporting our local business base is always important, but particularly at a moment like this, where you have a major highway construction project going on that’s severely impacting the ability of consistent economic activity to take place. We hope this event shows everyone just how valuable their continued support of our local businesses really is. It’s priceless,” said Mike Clavette of Clavette Insurance Agency and current president of the Hales Corners Chamber of Commerce.
Village president Dan Besson could not agree more with Clavette’s remarks. “These businesses mean so much to our community, in so many ways. They provide employment. They sponsor youth sports teams and support local service organizations. They provide critical tax base. We can go on and on. We all have an obligation to do what we can to show our appreciation and pay it forward,” he said.
James Huot, branch manager of Tri City National Bank and currently vice president of the Chamber, added, “It’s a day of coming together as community, raising awareness, and having fun. It’s all hands on deck, and we’re all in this together for Hales Corners. Come join us.”
About the Hales Corners Chamber of Commerce:
The mission of the Hales Corners Chamber of Commerce is to promote economic development, foster community relationships and advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Hales Corners business community. Visit the Chamber’s new Web site at www.halescornerschamber.com, and follow along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/halescornerschamber.
Aaron S. Robertson
Secretary, Hales Corners Chamber of Commerce