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Chamber elects new officers, nominates members of the year

POCAHONTAS—The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce elected new board officers for the upcoming year during their regular monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 19. They would also nominate four businesses/ individuals for their member of the year award, which will be announced at their annual banquet at BRTC.

Outgoing Chamber Board President Jennifer Clay opened the floor for new officer nominations to which Erin Kerley Mathews was chosen president, Lisa Robertson vice president, and Angie Caldwell secretary. The new officers will begin their terms in November.

In member of the year nominations, those nominated included Five Rivers Historic Preservation, Inc., Five Rivers St. Bernards, Kyle Baltz, and Daryl Blaxton. The Board voted by secret ballot and the winner will be announced at the October annual banquet.

In other business Thursday:

•Scott gave an update regarding new business prospects and said they researched various brands of chicken restaurants across the nation, which are not well-known, to make contact with. He noted he recently spoke with Peco Foods Plant Manager Alan Risley concerning possible recommendations and said the Chamber put together packets for three chicken establishments to forward to the local realtors who are chamber members. Scott said he has hopes that at least one of the establishments will visit Pocahontas.



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