Walker County Chamber Calendar Of Events

Monday, July 14, 2014

Here is the upcoming calendar of events for the Walker County Chamber of Commerce:

Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 6

Young Professionals Council After Hours
Wednesday, Aug. 13

Executive Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 14

General Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 21

 


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