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Last updated on Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2:32 pm

Board Backlash

As Fayetteville moves closer to its Dec. 9 vote on whether to repeal the civil rights ordinance, it’s increasingly clear that regardless of how the vote turns out, the loser in this whole thing is shaping up to be Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Steve Clark. Clark, as you know, recently called a press conference to announce the chamber board’s opposition to the ordinance. In a matter of minutes, Clark came under withering fire from ordinance supporters, who mounted a Facebook campaign urging businesses to drop their chamber memberships. Soon after that, Clark’s proposal to have the chamber take control of the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission was rejected — not once, but twice — and in the process, the chamber website, its accessibility... [ MORE ]

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