“That’s none of our business. We just have to know who the person in charge is,” Wardell smiled. “Joel, you and I are going to pay this Levi a visit.”
As Levi was leaving his office, he was greeted by a group of people.
“Are you Mr. Levi Garrison?” Joel asked. “We’re from the South City Chamber of Commerce. Is it possible to have some of your time? We would like to make a proposition.”
Levi was surprised that the Chamber of Commerce would catch up to him so soon.
They most probably found out about me when Aurora was moving the documents.
“Of course.” Levi followed Joey into a Lincoln where a person was waiting inside for him.
“Allow me to introduce myself first. I’m Wardell Becker, President of the South City Chamber of Commerce. We would like to discuss with you about the upcoming investment conference.”
“Even though we aren’t part of the government, we are still an organization formed by the businessmen of South City. We represent the interest of all businessmen in South City and to stabilize the market. We heard that Mr. Garrison is interested in attracting businesses from other regions to invest in our city. We believe that this would harm our interests, which is something that we cannot ignore.”
“I see,” Levi smiled. “Then, what do you propose?”
“We propose that while companies from other regions could participate in the bid, only businesses from South City can win the projects. As long as you agree to our proposition, this will be yours,” Wardell smiled as he handed Levi a check.
Levi took a peek at the numbers and wasn’t surprised to see a hundred million written on it.
“These women will be yours as well.” Wardell pointed at the four gorgeous women sitting in the back seat. Calling them supermodels would be an understatement.
“This car could be yours too. Mr. Garrison, I know you hold the power to decide who can or can’t invest in the project. That power will still belong to you, as long as you make sure that only the businessmen from South City will win all the bids. With this, it will be a win-win situation. You also get something from it. Isn’t it a great deal?”
“You’re right. No matter what I choose, it won’t harm my interest.” Levi returned the smile.
Both Wardell and Joel were glad to see that Levi was on their side, or so they thought.
“From this day onwards, you’ll be a friend of the South City Chamber of Commerce. Just let us know if you run into any troubles in the future,” Wardell offered as he tried to hold his laughter back.
The president of the chamber could not believe he could dupe the young man in front of him so easily. He was already picturing the huge amount of shares he could get when the three hundred billion find its ways to the businesses in South City.
His net worth would shoot up by a least ten times.
Levi looked at the check and smiled, which froze both Wardell and Joel.