Sunday, June 13, 2021

Columbia Borough Council won't make donation to Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce

Council members plan to deny a donation request from the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce by not putting the matter on any agenda. Jeanne Cooper, the chamber's president, virtually asked council for money to operate. She also is asking Wrightsville and Marietta for contributions.

"We are not going to fund the chamber," council President Heather Zink said after the meeting. "Area businesses need to support the chamber." State guidelines say which organizations may receive money from Columbia, and chambers of commerce aren't on the list, Zink explained.

The chamber may have to cancel its annual Bridge Bust festival  Oct. 2 and file for bankruptcy, Cooper said.

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