When Don Betts was a young chamber of commerce executive in a small Georgia town, a young man approached him about buying property the chamber had set aside for future development.
Betts told him the chamber was waiting for a big company to come to town and set up shop on the property, but he could bring his ideas to the chamber authority for their approval.
“He said ‘I have a few ideas, and I can pay cash for it,’” Betts recalled. “The authority members said, ‘We’re saving that property.’”
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