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Bellevue Chamber Shuts Down

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Business owners in the Blaine County community of Bellevue received a startling letter last week from their local chamber of commerce, informing them the organization was shutting down.

"The volunteer nature of our board and staff makes it difficult for us to maintain momentum," said Bellevue Chamber of Commerce board member Erin Crawford, adding that Bellevue members are encouraged to consider joining the Hailey Chamber of Commerce.

The reason, chamber officials said, was simple: "too few Bellevue Chamber members participated in the chamber's activities and events."

Meanwhile, the community's Labor Day festivities, traditionally sponsored by the chamber, will need to find another sponsor organization. Officials at Bellevue City Hall said they'll talk to anyone who's interested in being that sponsor.