The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards & Recognition Gala presented by Gage Products Company took place on Nov. 10, 2011 with a diamond-studded event designed to honor the over 200 local businesses that make up the Chamber, and to celebrate their 75th anniversary.
Because raw materials have scarcity, there is value to items that are recyclable. Manufacturers need plastic, metal, glass and paper, so SOCRRA is able to collect these items and sell them. Currently for every ton of recyclables collected, cities in the program get $37.50. If more people recycled, it could earn the City up to $50,000, according to SOCRRA estimates.