Block Island Times

Tourism grants $10k to Chamber for summer staffing

After a discussion lasting nearly an hour that was at times conciliatory and at other times awkward, the members of the Block Island Tourism Council approved a $10,000 grant to the Chamber of Commerce to help fund two positions whose job it will be to market the entire island, as opposed to just Chamber members.
Chamber Director Cindy Lasser had hoped to secure $20,000 in funding for two positions that would work the counter at the Visitor’s Center in Old Harbor. The town owns the property and the Chamber pays the town rent to

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