By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Chamber finances much improved after Fourth of July


After cutting costs and taking on event sponsors, the chamber of commerce’s financial struggles have substantially decreased after putting on the Fourth of July celebration.

The chamber had requested an additional $25,000 from the borough in May to help fund the Fourth — money that the borough would reimburse to the organization for insurance and utilities on an as-needed basis. However, at a July 14 meeting, chamber officials and board members discussed not putting in for any reimbursement.

“We still need funding,” said Board President Bill Burr, “but we have done well enough t...

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