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Who doesn’t like music? As humans we have many likenesses, but each and every one of us is different in many ways. Our taste in music is a great example of our differences. One can search throughout this country and find it difficult to locate a person who does not like some kind of music. Each generation seems to invent their own blend of what they listened to as they were growing up, then takes it to another level by using their imagination and expertise.

When I consider our culture, I am convinced that music has reshaped our thoughts and lives more than any single element! Think about it. Since the 1930s, every generation has brought a change in the music they like and with those changes, came a different lifestyle. The entertainment industry understood early on how necessary music would be for their radio and television productions and quickly added music in their presentations, or simply inserted background music depending on the mood they wanted to portray.

In America, results from studies show that music in the work place raises employee morale. This is important because today’s employers need their employees to be relaxed and committed to helping create better products at cheaper costs, thus ensuring the future of the company, as well as its employees.

When I visit our Chamber member’s businesses, I find it interesting that most employees have music softly playing in their work area. Since most of our members reside in Newberry County, the music playing is from our local AM radio station, WKDK.

Here at your Chamber, we listen to Jimmie and Carole as they keep us informed on the state of affairs, not only in Newberry, but around the world. They also offer a great blend of music, causing listeners to reminiscence. How about you, does music to have a soothing effect on you? Hopefully you listen to your favorite type of music and realize how it relaxes you.

Your Chamber would certainly appreciate a visit from you to learn more about Newberry County, your Chamber, and what we do for you daily. Why not stop by and let Liz, Michelle, Shevonna, or me tell you why you should consider Chamber membership? We are proud of your Newberry Visitors Center and would appreciate your visit. By the way, soft music will be playing, and we promise to be gracious. If you cannot stop, please call 276-4274.

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