Chamber votes to explore Elevate Rapid City merger
The Chamber Board voted unanimously on Thursday to explore and negotiate a merger or partnership with Elevate. A final decision will be made at the chamber’s meeting next month.
The plan calls for the Chamber to become a division of Elevate and maintain a 25 percent presence on the Elevate Rapid City Board of Directors. All Chamber staff would be offered jobs with Elevate.
A merger is seen as a way to bring economic development in the area under one umbrella.