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Recap: Chamber Hosts Candidate Forum

The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the release of the full recording of the May 9, 2023 Candidate Forum, featuring eight of the nine Republican candidates seeking the office of Columbia County Commissioner.  The election will take place on May 16.  Originally livestreamed via the Chamber’s YouTube channel, some technical complications at the start of the evening prevented the opening 10 minutes from being seen by our original, livestream audience.  Now, thanks to the tireless work (and great thinking) of the faculty and students of Central Columbia High School’s Communications and Technology program, the full program, including the opening introduction and the first few candidates remarks which were previously cut off, are now available in full.  Please note that in viewing the new video, the opening card remains on the screen for the first seven minutes, but the audio exists in its entirety.

Thank you to the students who recorded and livestreamed our event!

As to the event itself, decorum, professionalism, rules of order and collaboration – the bulwark of the Chamber’s recently adopted Code of Conduct – were on full display during the forum, and we’re delighted to offer this video to all residents of Columbia County ahead of the primary election.  We were also thrilled that the in-house audience provided excellent questions to supplement our own.  Thank you for your engagement!

Special thanks to the following individuals and organizations who made this program possible:

Superintendent Jeff Groshek, Principal Adam Comstock, the Communications and Technology program, the students and faculty who turned over the facility from the musical (a huge feat), Mark Gardner of M&T Bank, who served as timekeeper for the forum, and the Visionary and Advocate members of the Chamber, whose investment in Chamber membership make possible the strategic initiatives of our five focus areas: advocacy, benefits program, employee development, and strengthening our communities.


Tune in to the program below, or visit our YouTube page, here.

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