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Posted on: September 13, 2018

[ARCHIVED] The City of Dublin Celebrates the Dublin Chamber of Commerce in a New Exhibit!

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 50th year, and the City of Dublin is joining in on the celebration with a new exhibit at the Dublin Heritage Park and Museums: "The Dublin Chamber of Commerce's First 50 Years: 1968-2018," now through March 24.

Begin with a snapshot of Dublin in 1968, when the Dublin Chamber of Commerce was formed.  As a small town with fewer than 100 businesses, fast-growing Dublin had beauty salons and barber shops, auto repair shops, and a cocktail lounge or two to serve new suburbanites who were moving here by the thousands.  Learn about the Chamber’s first battle involving a soapbox derby, and see how the Chamber advocated for local businesses.  By 1982, Dublin had more than 675 businesses and had become a major shopping and recreational destination with a bowling alley, drive-in movie theater, roller rink, and every type of fast food imaginable. Discover the Chamber’s role in helping Dublin gain a reputation as one of the best cities in California for business owners.  

The exhibit is open at the Murray Schoolhouses's Little Classroom on the first through fourth Tuesday of every month, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.