When the Redding Chamber of Commerce Board made the decision to pivot in its approach to politics by dissolving its often polarizing Political Action Committee in favor of a Government Affairs Committee, it may not have been because of the current temperature in the room, but it was definitely accelerated by it. That being said, this is not a case of the Chamber not being able to take the heat. Rather, it’s a realization that the Chamber industry has shifted to be a leading, logical voice in the “sane middle” of the community. Our main focus is to promote and advocate for business. It’s about prosperity, not political affiliation. It’s about advocacy, collaboration with the public sector on your behalf, and education.
The Chamber will be sending a follow-up survey to you with a link to the audio and video from each forum and you will have the opportunity to score the candidates. We will publish the results of that scoring as an infographic, showing how the candidates stack up according to our membership. We believe this refined approach will give more influence to the membership of the Chamber.