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Board of Trade Created HMB 1905
The most interesting thing to me about this article from the August 22nd, 1905 issue of “The Call,” is the list of movers and shakers of Halfmoon Bay and the district. I wonder if any of those letterheads still exist? Might be interesting to see how this Chamber of Commerce-type organization did with its first big effort. Enjoy. John
HALFMOON BAY FOR PROGRESS
CITIZENS ORGANIZE A BOARD OF TRADE TO ADVANCE THE INTERESTS OF THE SECTION
BUSINESS MEN IN LINE
ENTIRE DISTRICT UPON WHICH TOWN DEPENDS FOR PROSPERITY WILL BE GIVEN ATTENTION
HALFMOON BAY Aug. 21.— This
city has given another evidence of its
progress. The coming of the electric
railway, the laying out of a new sum
mer resort and the establishment of a
town bank have been followed by the
organization of the Board of Trade of
Halfmoon Bay. This body is a practi-
cal, working association of the leading
They are determined to advance and
advertise the interests not only of
Halfmoon Bay, but of the entire dis-
trict upon, which this town depends for
its prosperity. As a preliminary meas-
ure in this direction, the Board of
Trade has under consideration the the purchase of 10,000 letter heads and envelopes, appropriately marked, to distinguish the town.
The board has elected the following
officers to serve for the first term:
President, Joseph F. Francis; first vice
president, C. F. Wlthrow; second vice
president, A.. E. Case; secretary, A. A.
Lawson; treasurer. J. Hall Lewis of the
Bank of Halfmoon Bay. The executive
committee, upon which will devolve
much of the. active work of the organization is as follows:Y. B. Sanders, C. W. Borden, Henry Levy and W. V.
The success of this effort of the peo-
ple of Halfmoon Bay to improve the
condition of their town is assured by
the following membership in the
Board of Trade, which comprises the
leading merchants, business and com-
mercial men and citizens here: Robert
I. Knapp, Lester J. Skidmore, Joseph
Debenedetti, C. F. Withrow, W. V.
Francis, C.W. Borden, H. G. Knapp.
A. A. Lawson, Jay C. Powers, J. C.Meckelson, Joseph Rue, John Pitcher,A. E. Case, A. T. Gilcrest, Albert Ritz, Joseph F. Francis, C.P. Mosconl, Y. B.Sanders, Henry Levy, James Seymour, Edward S. Gonzales, Thomas F. Quinlan, J. V. Azevedo, William Pringle, J. H. Lewis, H.E. Griffiths, J. C. Perielra, Dr. G. S. Holllster, and W. A. Simmons.