Closed — chamber office closes

More questions than answers as Chamber announces cancellation of events, office closure

Chamber of Commerce officials have announced that the chamber office will remain closed until further notice. No details were revealed as to why the office was closed and events cancelled.

The doors at the Webster City Chamber of Commerce, 628 Second St., are locked and officials with the organization’s board of directors say that the office will remain closed until further notice.

In a letter to chamber members dated June 29, Board President Lynn McKinney said all chamber-sponsored activities would be postponed, including the upcoming golf outing, scheduled for July 20.

“Your Webster City Chamber of Commerce is experiencing an extraordinary set of circumstances that require the Board of Directors to take this unprecedented step,” McKinney wrote in her letter, adding that the Board was working “diligently” to reopen the office and restore services to its members and the public.

“We ask for your patience as we work through this sensitive time,” she wrote. McKinney gave no indication what the “extraordinary” circumstances were.

The office has been closed for at least a week and recently a notice was placed in an RSVP newsletter seeking volunteers to man the phones at the Chamber office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.