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Hamburg Economic Development Team New Feature Friday



The Hamburg Economic Development Team (HEDT) is so excited to bring you a NEW weekly segment called Feature Friday. Here we will be featuring businesses, organizations and other places that help provide economic backing to our town of Hamburg.

For our first Feature Friday, we are spotlighting the Hamburg Area Chamber of Commerce. The executive director, Georganna Vestal Cossey, was interviewed and gave insightful information about the chamber and what they offer.

Right now the main focus of the chamber is the 50th Annual Armadillo Festival. This year the chamber wants to make changes that will impact the town of Hamburg throughout the year, not just festival weekend. One of the main changes coming this year, is the stage behind the courthouse is going to be revamped and updated to be used throughout the year. Georganna stated, “Armadillo Festival, this year, is about investing in the possibility of more events and opportunities to come to Hamburg in the future! We are so excited to bring home The Martins to start off our Saturday concert series, as well as Bayou Fest performer, Barrett Pepper, and rising country artist, Niko Moon & Adam Doleac. The chamber board thinks these artist are going to be a big hit and bring record breaking attendees to celebrate such a big year for the festival!”

She also said that the chamber plans to work alongside the HEDT to bring more people and involvement to Hamburg.

The people of Hamburg are here because this is home and we love the town, however the chamber wants to promote to everyone else what we already know and love, why Hamburg is great and why you should come here and come back here once you have visited.

Georganna is also reaching out to surrounding communities and finding more opportunity for Hamburg. She stated, “There is a movement right now to improve Hamburg and the time is now to get things done”.

Georganna can be reached at 870.853.8345 to answer any and all questions about Hamburg and what we have to offer. Her office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 8:00-4:30, but feel free to call anytime and she will get back with you as soon as possible.

Can you help us give Hamburg Area Chamber of Commerce a shout out for what they do for this town?

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