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Letter: Trustee Candidate Says Opponents Wrong About Sam's Club Location

Mar 15, 2015 07:10PM ● Published by Steven Jack

After the Chamber Candidate Forum and recent Letters to the Editor, inaccurate comments have been made by some candidates referring to "the loss of Sam's Club to Montgomery" due to lack of incentives?   

I feel the need to respond.  On June 14th, as a retiree needing to supplement my pension, I was hired by Sam's Club as a Greeter.  Sam's official opening date was July 7th.  Prior to the opening, many Vice Presidents  from Corporate headquarters walked through the door and spoke with us. 

Being the inquisitive person that I am, could not help but ask one Vice President why Sam's did not choose to refurbish the vacant Loews in Oswego---was it due to lack of incentives?   

The response given to me was that corporate decided not to commit spending the dollars for
massive changes to their specifications, but instead build a new "prototype" store on vacant land in Montgomery AND that incentives did not play a part in their decision to build the new "prototype" store.

Oswego is a desirable location for large businesses due to household numbers and median income being key. Having worked in a corporate environment for 30 years I am fully aware of many criteria "big business" utilizes when decisions are made for locating business. 

I am Diane Selmer, candidate for Oswego Village Trustee, for fiscal responsibility as elected officials, reading, understanding, questioning, and researching prior to voting.   If you agree, I would be honored to have you vote for me,  Rasma Motykowski, and WRITE-IN, James Marter----Tony Giles for Village President.

Diane Selmer, candidate for Oswego village trustee
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