MONROE — Following the May 14 order from N.C. Governor Roy Cooper that continues the trend of opening up communities after about 15 months of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Union County Chamber Board of Directors has made the decision to return to in-person events beginning in August, according to a release from the organization.

The first will likely be the Small Business Meeting on Aug. 5 at the Chamber office in Monroe.

The Chamber is again scheduling in-person Ribbon Cuttings at member locations.

Also, the Union County Chamber building is currently in the middle of a “refresh.” This includes new interior paint and upgrades to the conference room and lobby.

The Union County Chamber of Commerce champions “business growth and prosperity,” according to its website.

To learn more about the Union County Chamber of Commerce, located at 903 Skyway Dr., go to