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Nelson Chamber of Commerce reports deficit at visitor centre

The Nelson visitor centre took in about 20,000 visitors in 2017.

That according to Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tom Thomson.

They remained open for a large part of the year despite operating with a deficit.

At their 2017 budget presentation to council on Monday they said they’re short $26,000.

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Chamber Executive Director Tom Thomson says they weren’t asking for more funding at the meeting but would like the city to consider it.

He says the centre benefits Nelson and its surrounding areas.

Thomson says they would like to work with the city to develop mitigation strategies for rising expenses or have the city provide a three percent inflationary increase to the annual contract.

The chamber has a $76,000 fee-for-service contract with the city.

This year total operation income was just over $123,000 and operating expenses were around $151,000.


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