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February meeting slated to determine future of Vale chamber

Cathy Zacharias (right) works with local resident Amy Heward at her business, ExZacht Sewing & Alterations, Friday. Zacharias, along with Vale Mayor Tom Vialpando, will sponsor a meeting Feb. 16, regarding reviving the Vale Chamber of Commerce. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

VALE – Mayor Tom Vialpando and local business owner Cathy Zacharias want to hear from local residents and merchants regarding the future of the Vale Chamber of Commerce at a special meeting next month.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Zacharias’ business, ExZacht Sewing & Alterations, 289 A St. W.

Zacharias said her role is simply to organize the meeting and listen, and that she hopes “to see the chamber doing something in the future.”

“I’d love to have the chamber board where we all are working together . . .