Approximately six weeks out and the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce is still in hiding. After being embarrassed on WECT (a story that was mysteriously removed) the Chamber then gets another buried story on not releasing ANY information from their two surveys. From the StarNews:
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce will not be releasing results of telephone poll gauging opinions about a proposed baseball stadium. “We’re not going to release those poll results,” said Chamber President and CEO Connie Majure-Rhett, who has supported a baseball stadium. In August, Majure-Rhett said the Chamber was conducting research that included polling. “We just did it to test messaging,” she said. The poll was commissioned by Capstrat, a large Raleigh-based public relations firm that is working with baseball supporters. Majure-Rhett said they would use the polls to help hone their messaging in advertisements and speeches.
Short version, they know the public doesn’t support it. They know they can’t make rational arguments for it. And they can only be TOLD how to speak in public via a public relations firm because they have no common sense ability to speak for themselves. It is a sad commentary to see the Chamber fall so far. It is also sad to see WECT pull a story which makes their integrity questionable as well. Funny how most of the Chamber Board of Directors are almost in hiding over this one.
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