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Title Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings of Fernandina Beach Chamber of Commerce
held September 8, 1953 through Sept. 5, 1956
Object Name Minutes
Scope & Content Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings of Fernandina Beach Chamber of Commerce
held September 8, 1953 through Sept. 5, 1956

Marion Kays (president)
Paul Burns (secretary)
Ruthie Brown (receptionist and secretary)

Those names of those present are listed at beginning of each record of meeting (but not included in this catalog record).

Initial agenda items include organization of the Chamber and election of officers; the hiring of a full-time Secretary/Manager; the formation of 10 sub-committees comprising a "Program of Work"; and the creation of a Merchants Association.

Major issues addressed during the three years include incorporation of the Chamber; status of the Buccaneer Trail and the St. Johns ferry; a proposed bridge to St Marys, GA.; natural gas introduction to Florida; expansion of truck service to Fernandina Beach; harbor dredging; and a new sewer system installation.

The minutes indicate an ongoing funding challenge for Chamber of Commerce operation and initiatives.
Catalog Number 1990.020.006
Collection AIMH
Accession number 1990.020
Caption Chamber of Commerce Minute Book
Number of images 17
People Brewton, Cecil
Brown, Ruthie
Burns, Paul C.
Corbett, Exteen
Doherty, Fred
Ferreira, Bob
Kays, M. R., Jr.
Phinney, Bob
Poole, Harry
White, Bob
Williams, John E.
Search Terms Fernandina Beach Chamber of Commerce
Subjects Chambers of commerce--Fernandina Beach
Classification Business & Commerce