Town of Princeton urged to join S-S Chamber

Smithfield-Selma Chamber President Mike Mancuso addressed board.

By Steve Reed

sreed@kenlynews.com

Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mike Mancuso addressed the Princeton Board of Commissioners Monday, July 9, touting the benefits of membership in the chamber.

“For the Town of Princeton, I believe membership with the Smithfield Selma Chamber of Commerce would give the town access to regional economic development discussions and provide expanded networking opportunities for the town staff,” said Town Administrator Marla Ashworth.

Mancuso became the chamber president in February.

Before coming to Johnston County, Mancuso was executive director of the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center in Salem, Ohio. He also spent 17 years in banking.

“One advantage is custom location branding,” said Mancuso. “Through the Chamber Market Branding Program, you can leverage our branding to help out of market people find Princeton.”

Mancuso said Princeton would receive referrals to its businesses and marketing opportunities through the chamber office.

“If you have a business or need, we’ll get you the answer,” said Mancuso. “We’ll advocate on behalf of Princeton’s businesses and provide a unified voice to protect them.”

Mancuso said membership would provide Princeton access to all member companies, their employees and family members.

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