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Last call issued for Chamber nominees

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The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce is putting out a last call for nominations for its 2017-18 board of directors and executive.

The Chamber will hold its general meeting next Tuesday (Nov. 29) from 5:30-7 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous, at which time nominations will close, with the voting period to begin Nov. 30.

There currently are 15 nominees for 14 director positions, so a vote will be needed to determine who will sit on the board as a director—and the executive—for the next term, said Chamber executive director Jennifer Soderholm.

“As nominations have not yet closed, there is still an opportunity for any interested member in good standing to get their nomination form in and have their name placed on the ballot,” noted Soderholm.

She added the Chamber is aware there will be several vacancies on the executive that need to be filled.

For more details, and to print out the application form, visit the Chamber’s website at www.fortfranceschamber.com

You also can call the Chamber at 274-5773.

Voting will begin next Wednesday (Nov. 30) and close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 14.

This year’s election will be conducted by paper ballot, noted Soderholm.

In accordance with Chamber bylaws, ballots will be

distributed to the designated contact for each member of the general membership and will be available from the Chamber.

Each member will have the opportunity to submit one ballot.

Ballots must be returned to the Chamber office in person or by mail, but will not be counted if received after Dec. 14, Soderholm stressed.

She noted members are encouraged to vote and help the Chamber set up its 2017-18 executive and board of directors with “business and professional people who wish to be actively involved with us for the purpose of promoting the civic, commercial, and industrial progress of our community.”

In related news, the guest speaker at the Nov. 29 general meeting will be Fort Frances CAO Doug Brown, who will provide an update as to what is happening with the town and its projections for the next few years.

He also will be available to answer any questions.

The general meeting is open to all members in good standing, Soderholm said.

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