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Dec 14 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.

Dec 14 2011

Chamber Presentation to ATAX for Additional Funds

SUBJECT : CHAMBER PRESENTATION TO ATAX FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDS The recent request for additional funds by our Chamber is for supplemental above the 30% they currently receive. 30% is over $1M – the additional supplemental request totals $358K. Susan Thomas’s recommendations need to be approved by a separate CVB Board made up of local media members, not the current Chamber Board we now have. Since the ATAX committee is not entirely made up of marketing professionals, the committee needs to feel comfortable that public funds are being used and approved the right way. This cannot happen with the Executive Chamber Board we now have and with the abuses that have already been identified.


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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.