Chamber raising funds for new sign

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Getting a new electronic sign for the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce will be a community-wide effort. Local governments and organizations have already pledged around $13,750 toward the new reader board, which is expected to cost around $23,000. Now, Powell Economic Partnership (PEP) — which manages the chamber’s operations — plans to ask local citizens, businesses and organizations to cover the rest. “I’ll be looking to the community to raise that other part, because in my mind it’s not a chamber member benefit, it’s really a community benefit, … so if you don’t want it, don’t fund it,” PEP Executive Director Christine Bekes explained at a Park County Commission meeting last month. The Powell Charitable Foundation has pledged to match up to $6,000...

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