The new Officers of the Coleman County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2012 are President, Sandra Barr, 1st Vice-President, Nina Childress, and 2nd Vice President Bobby McGee.
The responsibilities of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are as follows: The Chamber assists the Coleman Business People's Association, Keep Coleman Beautiful, Coleman Development Company, Inc., Coleman EDC, Coleman County Livestock Association, and the Coleman Rodeo Association. The Chamber is a Visitor's and Tourist Bureau. The Chamber also assists volunteer organizations to advance their goals and promote their events through the Calendar of Events, assist school districts in educational programs for the community, participates in ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings and welcome packages. The Chamber is a distributor of 15% of Occupancy Tax funds from the City Sales Tax. Also, the Chamber assists landowners in leasing property for hunting, also supports and assists the Wildlife Committee Hunters' BBQ and Hunters' Extravaganza in Forth Worth. In addition to these activities, the Chamber sponsors several events throughout the year. The Chamber also assists the Coleman County Youth Activity Center Board of Directors with the booking of the Bill Franklin Center and Goree Expo Center.
The following persons were elected as chairperson for the new calendar year;
Membership Drive - Month of March - Linda Hyde; Chamber Banquet - April 27, 2012 - Bobby and Karen McGee and Nina Childress; Fundraiser - Danyelle Hemphill and Cindy Hall; Fiesta de la Paloma - October 6, 2012 - All Chamber Directors; Christmas Activities - Month of December - All Chamber Directors assist the Coleman Business People's Association; Budget Committee - Executive Board; By-laws Committee - Executive Board.
Board Members are: Sandra Barr, Nina Childress, Bobby McGee, Cathy Allen, Kelie Tidwell-Cope, Leslie Cross, Cindy Hall, Danyelle Hemphill, Linda Hyde, Lana Kading, Greg Martin, Kevin McMahon, John Stanislaw, Daniel Stovall, and Dawn White. Office Staff include: Executive Director Mary Griffis, and Chamber Secretary Amy Hinds.
The Chamber of Commerce's top priority is to attract new people to this community as well as putting forth the necessary effort to keep those we already have.
The Chamber of Commerce meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce Boardroom. The Chamber office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Those that were not present for the picture are: Cathy Allen, Lana Kading, Greg Martin, and Dawn White.
Posted ~ Tuesday, February 21, 2012