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Thursday, July 26, 2007

That Didn't Take Long

According to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, new Moscow Chamber of Commerce Exectutive Director Dennis O'Keefe has resigned.
Moscow Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dennis O’Keefe is leaving just weeks after he started in the position.

O’Keefe said Wednesday he resigned via e-mail after a chamber board meeting earlier this week at which some board members reportedly raised concerns about him.

O’Keefe said he was not at the meeting and found out about the comments later. He said he felt some of the board members had made comments personally attacking him.

“This was a good decision for me to leave, good for me as an individual,” he said.

O’Keefe said he likely will go back to Boise but hasn’t made any decisions yet.

Chamber president Pam Hays of Hodgin’s Drug issued a statement today confirming O’Keefe’s resignation.

“The Moscow Chamber Board appreciated his efforts in the brief time he was with us,” the release stated.

The chamber will resume looking for a new director, according to Hays.

Hays was not available for further comment.
Why on Earth would O'Keefe want to go back to back to "ruined" Boise?

Hiring an Executive Director for the Moscow Chamber of Commerce is getting to be like hiring a captain for the Titanic. Listen, the Moscow business community isn't stupid. They're not going to sit by and watch their livelihoods be destroyed by a bunch of barking moonbats. This fall's election in Moscow will be the biggest battle for a city since Al Capone faced off against Elliott Ness.

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