Today I had the chance to sit down again with Middletown (DE) Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Roxane Ferguson. Roxane showed me around the Chamber offices, shared with me some of the wonderful things that are going on in the business sector of Middletown, and told me of an interest relationship the Chamber has with businesses from other Middletowns.
It seems, the fact that there are several towns in the U.S. named Middletown means that when prospective members do a search for "MIddletown Chamber of Commerce" they don't always find the one in their state (like Rhode Island, Maryland or Ohio) but the one in Delaware. Many a time Roxane has had to contact someone from another state and say, "Did you mean to join this Middletown Chamber?" Sometimes they didn't. And sometimes, even when they are from another Middletown, they still join our Middletown's Chamber.
I got to see some of the regularly occurring activities of the chamber. A local bank was having a meeting in one of the conference rooms.