Wednesday, September 15, 2010
City debates if a black chamber of commerce is needed
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and its Visitor and Convention Bureau -- the city's designated marketing organization -- has said it coordinates with the Black Chamber so the two don't overlap in their advertising efforts.
"I just can't believe we have two chambers of commerce, one appealing to the black folks and the other ... appealing to the white folks," said Councilman Gary Fordham, who has said for years he doesn't believe the Black Chamber of Commerce is necessary
Debate surrounding Beaufort Black Chamber of Commerce flares