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Jan 3 2012

A Letter to Town Council and Atax Committee Members

Dear Hilton Head Island Town Council Members and ATAX Committee Members:

In recent weeks it has become increasingly apparent that a large and growing sentiment of discontent exists among local business leaders and many others in the community regarding the operating culture and performance of the Hilton Head Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. Instead of simply expressing their collective dissatisfaction of the status quo with words, these local business leaders and residents have now taken action to build a change-agent to bring about the transformation they desire. The manifestation of this pursuit for change is the new Greater Hilton Head / Bluffton Visitors and Convention Bureau (GHHBVCB).

Dec 20 2011

Chamber Board Members’ Update

SUBJECT : Chamber Board Members’ Update

I have spoken to most Chamber Board members, many of whom were very gracious and polite. I appreciate and respect the giving of their free time and service to help improve our community.

Based on my conversations with Board members, my assessment is that we desperately need a separate Chamber and CVB Board made up of qualified people like we now have on the Chamber Executive Board who represent the local business community well, but not the tourism-related businesses. The Chamber Board, as it is currently organized, does not fully understand and is not fully able to make decisions on the best ways to approve funds to market Hilton Head Island to the world.

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BRAVO!!!!! It is soooo wonderful to see someone finally taking a stand on the abuse and neglect of organizations. You are my new hero Mr. Hoagland!!!! I was going to join the chamber because of what I believed it stood for and had no idea of the abuses.

Whatever the next action is, if you need bodies, I’m in! Thank you so much for looking out for your fellow business persons. You are appreciated more than you will ever know!!! Thank you again.

Beverly H.