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Is it important for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to be a member of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
57% 268
Yes
 
33% 154
Not sure
 
9% 44
Total 466

Comments

autie 1 year, 10 months ago

The State Chamber is nothing more than some super PAC bought and paid for by the big players in the game. Merrill is correct on that one. Look at the banner on their website and one can easily see who is concerned about commerce in Kansas and Kansas commerce lining their pockets. Local chambers are collabrative parts of the home community and works for the overall good of the members in totality. The Kansas State Chamber: a bunch of far right wingnuts hell bent on the destruction of our state.

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blindrabbit 1 year, 10 months ago

I think every member of the Lawrence Chamber should fully understand that the Kansas Chamber is a biased political organization; which for the most parts is a mouthpiece/lacky for the Republican/Tea Party organization. Having been a member of the Lawrence Chamber, I have felt that the majority of the membership is also Republican, however the thrust is more towards community development activities. I would hope that the local Chamber would keep their affiliation with the Kansas Chamber at arms lake and keep a wary eye on it's activities and sponsorships.

My complaint with the local Chamber is that it is too" New" development oriented, appealing to the Building, Construction, Real Estate, Banking and Insurance industries, sometimes to the longterm detriment of understanding the overall needs of the community! Maybe too much of a social "country club" like organizagtion with convoluted business and social ties and a lot of "my back", :"your back".

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bobberboy 1 year, 10 months ago

No, but the kansas chapter could probably join the Lawrence chapter - but ut would cost them.

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Carol Bowen 1 year, 10 months ago

I have not read about any advantage because of the Kansas Chamber. Right Now, the Kansas Chamber is heavily involved in the state's politics. If our local chamber does not agree with that activity, it should drop its membership.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 10 months ago

The Kansas Chamber of Commerce is a RINO PAC. What has the state chamber done for new industry and jobs?

The local chamber = the real estate industry = must keep pushing real estate = put some of their members out of business = that is not commerce. That is reckless behavior and they are over paid.

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