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Apr 28 2014

Meeting Summary - Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce/Local Media Companies

You may recall that back in October of 2013 I began a dialog with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce (HHIBCC) in an attempt to find a “high-road” solution to grievances local media companies have with the HHIBCC.  My first letter was sent to the HHIBCC Chairman, Tom Upshaw on October 24, 2013.  Our first meeting was held on December 5, 2013 and the follow-up (and likely final) meeting was held March 18, 2014.  The HHIBCC gave a blanket denial of our requests during yesterday’s meeting.

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You've Raised Very Serious Questions

I feel that you have raised some very serious questions about how our Chamber is being run and where the money is being spent to market our island and the businesses that support our Chamber.

Additionally, your questions raise the possibility that the Chamber board is a "hand-picked" board that continues to perpetuate the abuses alleged in your complaints. As such, an independent committee, made up of chamber members, needs to be chosen and convened to address your concerns immediately.

Those are my thoughts and you may advertise them as such.....

Kim D.