The Franklin Chamber of Commerce was recently recognized for its support to the Appalachian Trail Community Program by a visit from AT Community Committee members. Since Franklin’s formal designation in March 2010 as an A.T. Community the Chamber has helped build public awareness about the significant resources and economic opportunities the Appalachian National Scenic Trail brings to Franklin as an A.T. Community. The Chamber highlights Franklin as an AT Community in the New Comers Guide along with AT hike information, and they provide space for an AT display in the Chamber building.
The A.T. Community Supporter Program is offered by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) as part of its A.T. Community Program. The Community Supporter Program highlights non-profits, organizations, and businesses that provide support to the hiking community, the Appalachian Trail and/or the ATC by recognizing participating entities as “A.T. Community Supporters.” Once designated the “Supporter” is recognized with a window decal, certificate and highlighted on the ATC web site.
For more information about the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and all the great opportunities to get involved in the community, please visit the Chamber’s website at http://www.franklin-chamber.com/