October 11, 2012 | volume 116, issue 25

News is good at annual chamber meeting


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Becky Thomas
West Plains Chamber members crowded the banquet hall at Northern Quest Casino for the organization’s annual meeting Oct. 4.

Staff Reporter

Members of the West Plains Chamber of Commerce celebrated a year of growth at its annual meeting Oct. 4 held at Northern Quest Casino and Resort in Airway Heights. Representatives from area cities also spoke at the meeting to share their “State of the City” addresses with the region’s business leaders.

Chamber membership has nearly doubled in the past two years, and revenues have grown by over 30 percent. While none of the municipal leaders in attendance could match that performance, there was some good news from the cities.

Airway Heights Mayor Patrick...

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