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Chamber votes to restrict membership


The Greater Goldendale Area Chamber of Commerce has voted to enact a new membership restriction.

At its board of directors meeting on Dec. 11, the Chamber altered one of its bylaws. The change reads, “Article IV Membership, adding Section 1(a)non-eligibility criteria. Stating that any person, association, corporation, partnership or estate , or individual involved in federal illegal activities shall not be eligible for chamber membership.”

The change means no business or individual involved in marijuana growing, processing, or retail merchandising can join the Chamber so long as marijuana remains a federally outlawed substance.

In other Chamber business, the organization also voted t...

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