The Springhill and Area Chamber of Commerce is not calling it quits just yet.
The chamber called on its membership last night to face a very existential question: is there the will t to carry on? Low membership turnout, volunteer burn out and what seemed to be a general lack of interest in chamber activities brought the executive to its do-or-die moment.
The Nov. 14th meeting turned out to be one of the better-attended meetings in recent memory.
“We saw close to 20 people in attendance,” past-president Frank Likely said. “Some new people and some new businesses to the area attended, and some people establishing new businesses. We had a good discussion.”
More importantly, they found new blood to consider taking on leadership roles with the chamber.
“We are going to carry on the best we can,” Likely said. “It gives us a chance to see if the interest is there, and let these people see what is involved.”
In the months leading up to the chamber’s annual general meeting in the spring, the current executive will mentor those new faces in hopes they will take over the executive.