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The votes we cast in the election booth are important decisions that, in most cases, we live with for years to come.

These decisions almost always have an impact on the livability of our community, the health and safety of our family, and quite possibly our own individual future. An important focus of the Chamber's mission is to create a sustainable and productive business environment that supports an educated workforce, local jobs and attracts new businesses.

For more information about the Chamber role as business advocate Click Here .

It is important we work to ensure all citizens of our region are encouraged to participate in elections in an educated and meaningful way. It is not good enough to just mark the candidate whose name we recognize, or who shook our hand, but we must make decisions based upon candidate qualifications, record of community and/or public service, and stated responses to questions and issues we find important.

For this reason, the Chamber holds a Candidates Forum for each election to allow citizens and the business community to make an educated and informed decision when going out to the polls.