The Apex Chamber of Commerce – Gives Back to the Community
Recently, the Apex Chamber held an education fundraiser appropriately named the Book Bag Bonanza – we asked our members to donate and within a few weeks, more than $11,000 was raised for education. Book bags were donated to the schools filled with supplies. Each of the 9 schools in Apex also received a check to offset the cost of education materials needed throughout the year. During this time of critical budgets cuts affecting education, it is impressive that the businesses of Apex stepped up and donated so generously.
The mission of the Apex Chamber of Commerce is to advocate for the business community and promote a vibrant and engaged membership. Businesses in Apex who care about more than their bottom line, join the Apex Chamber of Commerce to gain visibility for their business; in addition, they are recognized as good corporate citizens. The Apex Chamber is currently 500 plus members strong — and growing.
The Book Bag Bonanza is just one of the many initiatives the Apex Chamber engages in, other initiatives include Apex Youth Leadership, a yearlong leadership program for juniors from Apex High School. Students are interviewed and those selected (14 each year) are introduced to the town of Apex and its leaders.
Once a year, the Apex Chamber recognizes business and individuals in the community who stand out. Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year are the top three distinctions awarded. If you know of a business or individual who has gone above and beyond, nominate them! This is a great honor for any business or individual. Nomination forms can be found on the Chamber’s website in the “forms” tab which can be found on the home page at www.apexchamber.com.
Interested in a free map of Apex or a copy of the annual Apex Magazine? Stop by and visit us, a variety of other free publications are also available. We are located in the historic Apex Depot (220 N. Salem Street). The Apex Chamber of Commerce has been serving the business community and citizens of Apex, North Carolina for more than half a century.
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