Sound Off: Is the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce a dues-paying member of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, and does it financially and philosophically support the political agenda of the state chamber’s Political Action Committee?
“The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce does not engage in lobbying for or against any candidates for elected office, nor do we contribute to PACs,” said interim chamber president and CEO Hank Booth. “Our mission is to support the business community and educate the public and elected officials on the value businesses bring to our communities. We are a current member of the state chamber as are most local chambers of commerce. As with all organizations, we are not always in agreement on all issues. Our focus is on serving the needs of our local businesses and working for the economic vitality of Lawrence and Douglas County.”