|About||The Chamber's worthwhile endeavor is to advocate business interest, promote economic growth, provide leadership in community affairs, and to enhance the quality of life for the people of La Grange and the surrounding communities.|
|Mission||The mission of the La Grange Chamber of Commerce is to unite the citizens of this small community to work together to make a difference in the lives of everyone. The La Grange Chamber of Commerce shall be a catalyst to represent and advocate business interest, promote economic growth, provide leadership in community affairs, strive to enhance the quality of life for the people of La Grange, the surrounding communities and provide services and programs for its members. The promotion of economic growth is not restricted to new businesses but to also promote the interest of the businesses that have made the La Grange community their home.|
In 1957 the La Grange Merchants Association sponsored a yearly event called the Golden Harvest Jubilee to celebrate the bountiful harvest by the farmers and the contributions that the farmers injection into the economy thereby making their business a success. The merchants realized that the loss of the farmer’s purchasing power would be a devastating blow to their business. Each fall during the Golden Harvest Jubilee the Merchants Association contributed a pool of money and when individuals purchased goods they were given a ticket and at the end of each week a ticket was drawn and the winner was given $100.00 from the Merchants Association. In appreciation of the farmer’s contribution to the success of their business the merchants ended each harvest season with the Golden Harvest Jubilee which was held on the main street in La Grange. However, with age, the sponsors discontinued this tradition and the Golden Harvest Jubilee met its demise. In 1986, some citizens became concerned about the decline of the number of businesses in La Grange and the only visual progress was the bypass around the Town of La Grange. This event spurred the community to evaluate the survivability of La Grange and the need to promote its qualities. It was the consensus of the movers and shakers of La Grange and the contiguous areas to reactivate the festival but to change the name to The Garden Spot Festival to coincide with the town’s tag line. This event brings all citizens together to celebrate our harvest, to renew old acquaintances, to make new friends and to work together to achieve the goals of the Chamber of Commerce and the elected officials of the Town of La Grange.
The mission of the Chamber of Commerce is to unite the citizens of this small community to work together to make a difference in the lives of everyone. The La Grange Chamber of Commerce shall be the catalyst to represent and advocate business interest, promote economic growth, provide leadership in community affairs, st
Citizen of the Year Award - Annual Award
Small Business of the Year Award - Annual Award