It just costs money to have marketing materials.

We're really one community, just in different places. That's what the council of chambers is all about.

We certainly don't want to burden a company with dues.

With the influx of retirees, it opens up the opportunity to create shops.

We're fortunate that Five Star has opened their beautiful plantation to us so that we can offer the community a very special event. It'll be fun because it's a sportsman enthusiast's dream.

It's a cost of doing business increase.

Right now, we bill out twice a year. We consider it past due after 30 days.

Some people think it's a department of the city. It's not. Membership dues is what carries us along.

The chamber works to a large degree from member dues.