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  • 2014 Watermelon Drop!!!!

    7th Annual “Watermelon Drop” – Downtown Vincennes

    When: 12/31/2014 9:00PM

    RING IN THE NEW YEAR by celebrating the 7th Annual “Watermelon Drop” held in downtown Vincennes! Beginning at 9:00pm spectators are invited to gather at the Riverfront Pavilion to enjoy music, food and a beer/wine garden. At the stroke of midnight the 18-foot, 500-pound watermelon will rise in the sky and drop fifteen watermelons to mark the year 2015 while fireworks simultaneously mark the event. *Vincennes and Knox County are well-known for its multi-million dollar melon crops shipped throughout the nation. The “Watermelon Drop” will be broadcast live on http://www.wzdm.com and locally on New Wave Channel 24. For more information, please contact the Vincennes/Knox Co. CVB, info@vincennescvb.org or 1-800-886-6443.

  • “Meet Your Legislators”

    Once Again the Chamber will be a sponsor of the “Meet Your Legislators”  program on WVUT Below is the schedule and moderators of the event Saturday, January 31st @ 9 a.m. – Sponsored by the Knox Co. League of Women Voters – Moderator/Lynne Rump Saturday, February 28th @ 9 a.m. – Sponsored by the Knox Co. Chamber of Commerce – Moderator/Marc McNeece Saturday, March 28th @ 9 a.m. – Sponsored by PACE – Moderator/Tai Blythe Our panel this year will include: Bruce Borders – Representative  District 45 Eric Bassler – Senator  District 39 Mark Messmer – Senator  District 48 Tom Washburne –  Representative  District 64 Mike Braun – Representative District 63
  • Shopping at home this season

    Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years we look forward to time spent with friends and family its also time to give gifts to the ones we care about and the Knox County Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone buy those gifts at one of our many locally owned and operated stores. When you shop locally you do your part to make Knox County a better place to live and work.  Please understand that your purchase impacts the entire community.  When you decide to buy goods and services from a local source you do more that just meet a personal need; you meet a community need because you have made an investment where you live. The money that is used in the purchase travels throughout the community rather than leaving it. As has been pointed out many times before, According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a locally owned independent business returns approximately 80% of each dollar spent back to the community. Local businesses assist the community through a “multiplier effect”. Local merchants employ your neighbors, pay local taxes, support our schools, churches and assist with everything from charities in need of donations to sponsorship of youth sports teams. Locally owned businesses can be found through out Knox County.  You can stop by one of the many restaurants to have lunch while you are out shopping for those Christmas gifts that someone special. Make a stop by the local grocery store on your way to making the memorable holiday meal. Knox County is fortunate to have appliance, furniture, office supply, home décor and just about anything-you-can-think-of stores. Think of each local purchase as investing in our community’s future. Shopping locally not only helps the area but, with the cost of fuel, you can save money by not having to drive those all too many holiday miles. But most of all the time you save is the one thing that you cannot buy and shopping in your hometown saves hours and sometimes days and by saving that time, it allows us to be with the ones that we care about most, during the holidays. So this year do your part, shop with those local businesses that employ your friends and family and by doing so, you are supporting your community and giving yourself a little more quality time at home. Be safe and Happy Holidays from the Knox County Chamber of Commerce.
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