Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

The Chamber focuses on promoting local businesses

Will sponsor fewer community events

What does a Chamber of Commerce do?

Every chamber’s missions may vary, according to the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, but they all tend to focus to some degree on five primary goals: building communities; promoting those communities; striving to ensure future prosperity; representing the unified voice of the employer community; and reducing transactional friction through well-functioning networks.

Chambers have other features in common as well. Most are led by private-sector employers, self-funded, organized around boards/committees of volunteers and independent. They share a common amb...