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Our mission is to support new and existing business, trade, and industry within Liberty County while increasing the cultural, civic, educational, and overall quality of life of its citizens.
The vision of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is to cultivate
and nurture new and existing businesses, increase and improve the
quality of life of our citizens and promote economic development within our community.
We exemplify diversity, professionalism and ethics through our willingness to collaborate with various cultural, civic and governmental entities to achieve quality results.
Local businesses and leaders see the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce as a cornerstone of our community; our active, unified membership is well respected.
The Chamber is known for its vigorous advocacy for business, excellent staff and financial stability as a result of the programs it provides that enhance and enrich the lives of all citizens of Liberty County.
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The Story Behind the Pear
During the mid-19th century, Maj. John Eatton LeConte, a renowned naturalist and one of the first explorerers of the state of Florida, purchased a number of fruit trees in New York. LeConte was informed that one of the trees, the Chinese Sand Pear, was not viable in this country and would never produce quality fruit, if any at all. The Major decided to attempt to grow the tree anyway and had it transported to the care of his niece, Jane LeConte Harden, in Liberty County.
The tree was planted at Woodmanston, the family's plantation and Harden's home. Unfortunately, by the time it matured and began bearing fruit, the Civil War commenced, and hte tree was simply forgotten. But, when peace resumed, cultivation efforts of the LeConte Pear, as the hybrid came to be known, continued. Its large, juicy fruit proved perfect for cooking, canning, preserving and eating straight from the tree.
Recognizing LeConte-Wodmanston Plantation and honoring LeConte's determination to introduce this tree to Liberty and the remarkable success ultimately achieved with his namesake fruit, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has chosen the LeConte Pear as its new logo.
What does the Chamber do?
The Chamber provides benefits to members to make them more profitable. The Chamber also promotes legislation that retains and supports existing businesses, promotes tourism and industrial recruitment, and encourages long-range community planning and development. Members receive invitations to Chamber lunches, where speakers address key community issues and members trade business cards and network. Members also receive invitations to special events, including low-country boils that welcome new generals to Fort Stewart and our Annual Chamber Golf Classic. As a chamber member, you will also receive free ribbon cutting, grand-opening, and anniversary ceremonies. The Chamber also offers free, one-on-one small business consulting and classes on starting a business and other topics. The Chamber staff refers callers, visitors and newcomers seeking specific goods and services to Chamber businesses only. Members receive a weekly electronic chamber publication, E-News Friday. The newsletter details upcoming events and gives members the opportunity to advertise their products and/or services. Chamber members can also obtain mailing lists and labels for all other Chamber members.