The Hays Area Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement on Thursday:
“The Hays Area Chamber of Commerce is aware of a billboard sales associate contacting local businesses and making false statements. If you are notified by a person claiming to represent the Hays Area Chamber, Commercial Sign or another outdoor advertising company, please do further research before taking any action.
“Neither the Hays Area Chamber nor Commercial Sign have any affiliation with, nor endorse, this individual. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Chamber at (785) 628-8201 or with Commercial Sign of Hays or Colby at (785) 625-1765.”