Should Sanpete County have a countywide chamber of commerce?

That question will be explored at a public meeting sponsored by the Sanpete County Economic Development Board 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Room 137 of the Snow College TeeD Center.The meeting will test the interest in as well as the feasibility of organizing a Sanpete County chamber of commerce, said Joe Blain, county economic development director.

Outside consultants have recommended the organization of a countywide chamber as a way of building unity, developing local business and providing firms with assistance and training, Blain said.

The chamber could also serve as a clearinghouse for ideas as the coordinator of activities and as a sounding board.

While several Sanpete cities now have their own chambers of commerce, the existing city chambers would not be superseded by a countywide organization, Blain said.