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Oakland organized Chamber of Commerce

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Cumberlanders Help Body of Which Henry Lauer is Chosen President.

At a largely-attended mass meeting at the Court House at Oakland last evening, a Chamber of Commerce was organized. The following officers were elected: President, Henry Lauer; vice president, Charles McIntyre; secretary, Charles T. Riley; treasurer, A. T. Mathews. Nearly 100 business and professional men of Oakland subscribed as members. The meeting was presided over by William R. Offutt, State's attorney for Garrett county.

The organization will be known as the Oakland Chamber of Commerce. A membership committee was formed for the purpose of conducting an active campaign for members among the business and professional men of Oakland and vicinity.

Spirited addresses by members of the Chambers of Commerce of this city and Oakland on the value and importance of the organization were made.
Franklin H. Ankeney, secretary of the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce, read a paper on "The Functions of a Chamber of Commerce."

J. Milton Patterson gave a masterful talk on the great benefits obtained by communities having a Chamber of Commerce. W. I. Bishop, industrial agent of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, assured the organization of the fullest co-operation of every department of his company. Gerard Everstine gave a talk, on the history of community co-operation. Eugene Bowers, manager of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, spoke on "Service." Addresses were also made by William R. Moore, Clarence Litzenburg, J. George Smith, Charles A. Piper and R. J. Beggs, of this city, and by William R. Offutt, Harry Sincell, Charles McIntyre, C. T. Riley and Dr. H. W. McComas, mayor, of Oakland.

The Cumberland delegation was entertained at dinner at the Manhattan Hotel, Oakland, previous to the meeting.


Cumberland Times


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Allegany College of Maryland

Cumberland (Md.) press coverage; Cumberland (Md.) Chamber of Commerce

Cumberland (Md.), 1920-1930

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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