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Chamber makes big rebound after tough year


April 4, 2018

Bill Matthews, President, HealthMarkets

It's been a year of big changes, to say the least, for Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce.

One year ago chamber leaders discovered the organization was in deep financial trouble, was in arrears with the Internal Revenue Service and other government agencies, and was facing an exodus of board members, for a variety of reasons.

A year later, the chamber is in the black financially, has a solid board of seven members representing a variety of larger businesses in town, with the possibility of adding more, and has reconstructed five years of delinquent IRS Form 990s, required of nonprofit organiz...

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