The Chamber announced it would be firing President Lauren Odessa earlier today.

The Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce has released the following statement via email. Further coverage will be coming soon.

The Altavista Chamber Board of Directors has uncovered potential financial impropriety by the Chamber President. Effective immediately, we have terminated the Chamber President.

The Board is taking the necessary steps to ensure that your membership and investments at the Chamber are secure. In the coming weeks, the Board will develop and communicate a strategy to move forward. In the interim, we are monitoring the voicemail and messages can be left at the Chamber Office at (434) 369-6665.

With the exit of the Chamber President, the Altavista Chamber Office will remain open by appointment only. Effective 9/15/2020, there will be a presence at the Chamber Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12pm.

Please know that our community is stronger because of our Chamber and the Chamber board will ensure that we continue to execute our mission of serving the membership and the community.