The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce met in regular session last Tuesday night and discussed the potential and possibility of staffing a full-time director.
Chamber President Jordan Hunter informed the members that he had met with the county’s budget committee to discuss the possibility of aiding in funding for an executive director to take charge of the Chamber of Commerce.
“I feel like it was received well,” he said. “What the number will be—I don’t know yet. They don’t know.’
“I believe that they all do see it being a need,” he added. “Moving forward, once we find out what the county is able to do there… if we can get that, I plan to go before the city to ask them to try and make up some of that difference to get to a number that is agreeable to hire an executive director.”
According to Hunter, if and when the time comes, he would be asking for at least a two-year commitment from the county for funding the position.
In other business, chamber members discussed the various events that are to come to Jackson County in the near future to help spark an influx in tourism.
One of the upcoming events includes a job fair at Wildwood Resort & Marina on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
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