Rapid City Chamber polling members on political issues

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The 2017 Legislative Session is just about upon us and the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for it.

Chamber executives have sent out more than 3,000 surveys to the group’s members to get their input on issues.

Data from the 15-point questionnaire will be compiled and shared with Legislative committee member and then the chamber board.

It is designed to help the business promotion organization decide which issue to weigh in on when they come up in Pierre.

“The chamber is a member driven organization and it's critical to our advocacy efforts to get input on how they feel about these issues,” said Chamber Vice President Lynn Kendall. “We advocate on their behalf so the issue survey is a tool that we use to get general input.”

Kendall says the surveys went out Dec. 30 and that the chamber will gather and collate the responses next week.