Beaufort-area chambers looking for hospitality money (updated)

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Updated September 28: The tale of the hospitality money came to an end last night when the Beaufort County Council unanimously approved a decision to dole out $200,000 to tourism groups. Give the Island Packet story a read over here.

Updated September 22: County officials have decided to give out about a third of what was requested by the county's three chambers of commerce for hospitality tax money. The total request was either $655,000 or $665,000 depending on which number in the Island Packet story you go with, and the county will award $200,000. 

You can read the Island Packet story here, but it's not clear how much money the county had to disperse.

Make sure you read the full story, because at the end there's an incredible section about how the Hilton Head Chamber missed out on $78,000 because they missed the meeting.

Updated Aug. 24: Beaufort County officials can't reach an agreement on whether to disperse the money. Read the Island Packet writeup here.

Reported Aug. 20 Leaders from Beaufort County's three chambers of commerce made their pilgrimage to the Beaufort County Council asking for a cut of the money raised through a 2 percent hospitality tax.

Check out the good writeup in The Island Packet on what the chambers want to do with the money.

Check out our tourism topic page for more on tourism throughout the county.

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