Jan. 14, 2014 By Christian Murray
Swain Weiner, the president of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, issued a public letter today in response to the criticism he received from a fellow board member who claimed the organization was in decline.
Weiner, in an interview this morning, said he was taken aback by the manner in which Rigo Cardoso — the Sunnyside Chamber treasurer– criticized him. “It surprised me that he would do something like this,” Weiner said.
Cardoso issued a public letter yesterday that criticized Weiner over the way Luke Adams, the long-serving marketing director, was let go from the organization. Cardoso also claimed that little was being done to recruit new members or raise funds.
Cardoso, who plans to run for Chamber president in April, will be challenging Weiner for that spot.
Weiner said he has no plans to step aside.
“When my term finishes in March, I will run again,” Weiner said.