Controversial Issues – Take a Stand!

It’s not supposed to be easy all the time.
A controversial issue for one chamber may not be controversial for another.

What topics in your community would be a “hot issue” or “controversial issue?”

The following items are just a couple of examples of what might be a hot topic in your community.

What would you add to the list?
  • Endorsing a candidate for public office;
  • Support/oppose a specific piece of legislation; or
  • Supporting a new building project
I, like many others, suggest you should address it head on. Do your research, bring it before the board and publically tell your members why you’re going to take that position.
It’s been said here before, be transparent. As long as you’ve done your due diligence and the board has signed off, don’t back down. Publically support or oppose the action that your board took a stand on.
At the end of the day, your chamber will gain respect and many would suggest more members.
I remember a chamber executive telling me many years ago, “if you’re getting shot at, you know you’re over the target.”
Something to think about!