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The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce has one fundraiser annually, so officials know they have to make it count.

Junction Function took place in early November and brought in about $23,281.

This is roughly what the event brought in last year — $50 more, in fact.

The event was well attended, according to Chamber CEO Dennis Beson. Many employers took employees to the event. The Chamber board talked about how this possibly impacted the final totals at its Wednesday meeting. Employees may have less money to spend than business owners.

Chamber officials would have liked to see more of an increase over last year’s totals, and they discussed what they could do differently to improve Junction Function’s overall earnings.

The games were located against a far wall, which Beson said may have kept some people from playing as much as they might have if the games had been more centrally located. 

Beson also broached the subject of the live auction, which took place before dinner. He felt it may have been more rushed than it might otherwise have been.

Officials will take into consideration any changes they need to make when planning next year’s Junction Function.

All in all, Chamber officials were pleased with the results.

“It’s a $23,000 boost to membership benefits,” Beson said.

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