Following a plea by Banks County Planner Brad Day at Thursday evenings 2013-2014 budget hearing, the Banks County Board of Commissioners agreed to include $7,200 in the budget for the Banks County Chamber CVB. The total of the 2013-14 budget is $12.1 million.
The BOC approved $22,560 in the 2012-2013 budget for the Banks County Chamber of Commerce - $8,000 for utilities and $14,560 for payroll for a one-half position – in addition to the 40 percent for hotel/motel taxes that goes to promote tourism in Banks County.
However, in the proposed 2013-14 budget there wasn’t any funding for the Chamber CVB except for the hotel/motel tax to promote tourism.
In 2012 the Banks County Chamber of Commerce and the Convention & Visitors Bureau were combined to become the Banks County Chamber CVB.
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