The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a cocktail party from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at Fish Tales, 3203 Fort McAllister Road at the Fort McAllister Marina on the Ogeechee River.
The Chamber was incorporated on Sept. 4, 1985, by local business leaders Johnny Murphy, Charlie Stafford and Bob Ward.
At that time, only about 20 to 25 businesses existed in Richmond Hill, according to first Board Chairman Johnny Murphy.
Over the past three decades, both the Chamber and Richmond Hill have grown significantly. Today, the Chamber membership roster has 350 members.
“In 1985, the Chamber slogan was ‘Richmond Hill — A Great Place To Live,’ and 30 years later, it’s an even better place to live, work and play. The Chamber has been a big part of that,” said Mike Sisco, the current board chairman.
The event will feature food, drinks and live entertainment. The attire is coastal casual, and there will be a cash bar. Each Chamber member in good standing will receive one complimentary ticket; additional guest tickets are $25.
RSVP’s are required by Friday, Aug. 28. Call 912-756-3444 or email Info@RHBCchamber.org.
The anniversary celebration is sponsored by: AmerisBank, Coastal Electric, Creative Approach, Gulfstream, Plantation Lumber and Hardware, Richmond Hill Reflections, the Richmond Hill Historical Society, the Richmond Hill Visitors Bureau, South State Bank, Thomas & Hutton, The Urgent Care Center and Waterways Township.