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Ripon chamber plans open house Friday
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The Ripon Chamber of Commerce staff members are, from left, Lindsay Shields, Rose Murphy, Tamra Spade and Elaina Cornilsen. - photo by GLENN KAHL/The Bulletin

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce has relocated to 104 South Stockton Avenue just south of the historic main intersection in the community.
Chamber President Tamra Spade worked with her staff this week to move records into the new office located just north of the Ripon Consolidated Fire District headquarters.
Spade said the chamber will host an open house at their new office on Friday, Jan. 5, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. with coffee, pastries, cookies and the opportunity to participate in a raffle. 
She sees membership in the chamber as an “investment” in the community and in the individual businesses in Ripon as well.
Rose Murphy, finance and events director, said the chamber is hoping to add another 40 members in 2018 and top the current list of 260 to reach 300 members.
A home business membership costs $70; retired, $40; associate of a business member, $50; associate clubs, churches, associate organizations and non-profit schools and agriculture, $180 per year; a business member with five employees, $180; a business with six to 24 employees, $240; and firms with 25 and more employees, is $290 for an annual membership.
The chamber is now preparing for one of its biggest event of the year with the upcoming Almond Festival scheduled for the third weekend in February. It features as parade, diaper derby and community breakfasts, and carnival at Mistlin Sports Park drawing as many as some 30,000.
To contact Glenn Kahl, email