I love the small town quaintness of High Spring. High Springs has so much to offer, its small feel with all its history just perfect for me and my husband, Don Decker. We love walking down town talking with everyone stopping the little shops. Don and I were transferred with Walmart in Alachua from Charlotte, NC, two years ago. Don came before me he has been here for three years. I started volunteering right away. I knew right away I want to get involved with this beautiful town. I have worked with many small towns. Wow!! I can help out in this beautiful town and live here. Wow!! What a blessing!
One of my strengths is working with small towns keeping history. Now I get to work with High Springs Chambers as president. It’s an honor to serve the community. Together, with our wonderful store merchants and community we will do extraordinary things. I will have an open door policy for everyone to stop by and let me know your ideas at the Chamber/Welcome Center, meet our wonderful volunteers, we are here to serve you.
Chamber's Mission Statement
The High Springs Chamber of Commerce consists of residents, civic leaders, business professionals and merchants who desire to enhance the economic opportunity of the community and the area. Members also share an interest in maintaining the unique appeal of High Springs as it continues to experience positive economic growth.
To carry out its mission, the Chamber undertakes a number of important community activities. These activities cover a broad range and the objective is always to support our business community while enhancing and improving the quality of life in High Springs.
Our Chamber puts forth a sincere effort to aid the community and to make High Springs a prosperous and beautiful place in which to live and transact business. We encourage doing business and shopping in High Springs. In this way we share in its prosperity and support the community that is important to all of us.
We hold a monthly Mixer/General Membership Meeting. During the Mixer we get acquainted with new members, swap business cards, share ideas on how to improve our businesses and discuss ways to improve the business community in High Springs. All this while enjoying a fine meal and lovely social hour.
During the General Membership Meeting we receive a report from each Chamber officer and committee manager, are informed of the latest progress and projects of the High Springs Board of Commissioners, the governing body of our community, and are informed about upcoming events and/or needs in the community.
The Chamber sponsors several annual events throughout the year that are designed to contribute to the support of our business community and the prosperity and enjoyment of our residents. Our Annual Awards Banquet, held in January, honors a Citizen of the Year, as well as welcoming our new slate of officers.
The High Springs Chamber of Commerce can only be as good as the members who actively support the organization and its mission. If you are new to the area, or are thinking of joining for the first time, we welcome you. If you have any questions, the Chamber office is staffed Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 2:00pm; we welcome your questions and inquiries.