Fittingly, the Chamber of Commerce is situated at the commercial heart of town: Lopes Square. It was constructed as the Board of Trade Building and originally stood slightly offshore on pilings, reached by a gangway. The board was formally organized in 1910 and incorporated as the chamber in 1957, said Candice Collins-Boden, the current executive director. Town criers have long had a formal or informal connection to the chamber. They have included Amos Kubic, Arthur Paul Snader Sr., Napoleon “Gene” Poyant, and Kenneth Lonergan.
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