Your vote counts
The political landscape is about to change on local and county levels in less then a week.
With the election fast approaching - it's Tuesday! - the chamber would like to emphasize the importance of voting.
Your vote determines who is elected into office. Elected officials make important decisions that affect us on a daily basis. They are making decisions about how our area will expend its resources and expand its possibilities. By voting for your choice of candidates, it doesn't necessarily mean that your choice will prevail, but choosing not to vote denies a person of a say in democracy.
When you vote on Nov. 5, confirm that you are making an informed decision. Choosing who to vote for can be a tough decision, especially if you are unfamiliar with the candidates. The first step toward informed voting should be determining what you as an individual see as the biggest public problems and which candidates are offering solutions that you prefer. It may be difficult to find a candidate who agrees with you on all levels, so look for the one with the most shared preferences. Examine the personal characteristics of candidates, such as are they hard working, skilled and honest.
Remember to go out and make an informed vote Tuesday. If you are unsure of where your polling location is at visit http://www.votespa.com, select Voting Elections, Be Prepared to Vote, Where to Vote.
Nov. 14-Annual dinner at Masser's Banquet Hall.
Dec. 5- Chamber Cheers (Business After Hours) at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Dec. 8- Take your family, friends and BVRC flyer to Brewser's in Shamokin and 20 percent of your bill will be donated to the Chamber.
(Whitney Fetterman is director of the Brush Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. "Your Chamber" is published on the first Sunday of each month. Contact Fetterman at email@example.com or call the chamber at 570-648-4675.)