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The Fayetteville Press September/October 2020 Edition                                                                                               Page  5

                                                  Eye On Our Community

                 The Greater Fayetteville Chamber will be seeking                                                                DISCOUNTS

                                          a new President & CEO,

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          The Greater Fayetteville Cham-                                                      Commission. Most re-                              Insurance Rates.
          ber will be seeking a new Presi-                                                    cently, the Chamber be-
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          Michaels has announced her res-                                                     to help business owners                    homeowners insurance. Call me...Stop by...
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                                                                                                                                                   Herbert L. Townes
          Michaels, who has served in the                                                     lines through basic fi-            (910) 487-4663  *  8175 Cliffdale Road, Fay., NC 28314
          role since April 2017, has ac-                                                      nancial  processes  –  a
          cepted a position as President &                                                    program funded through            
          CEO of the Oak Ridge Cham-                                                          the City of Fayetteville’s
          ber of Commerce in Tennessee.                                                       COVID relief funding.
                 “I  feel  the  Greater
          Fayetteville Chamber is in terrific                   Taneshia Kerr                      “Our  partnerships
          shape,  despite  the  effects  of                                                   with the City, County,
          COVID on the business commu-         tions will continue seamlessly." A Search municipalities, higher ed

          nity and the economic challenges     Committee has been formed to look for a and other local agencies
          that we are still working through,”  permanent replacement.                         is strong and we intend
          said Michaels. “We have worked             “We certainly hate to see Christine to keep them this way,”                  Nelia Tolliver     Herbert L. Townes   Kharissa Federick
          hard to make the Chamber a go-       go,” he said, “but we wish her the best. said  Scott.  “Members                   0perations Manager  Senior Account Agent  Customer Service
          to resource and to provide rel-      She has seen us through COVID coupled and the community can                                                                    Manager
          evant programming,” she added.       with an office relocation in the middle of rest  assured  that  the
                 Taneshia  Kerr,  the          it, as well as ensuring that there was no Greater  Fayetteville
          Chamber’s Membership Direc-          break in Chamber programming.”                 Chamber will be work-
          tor, was named Interim CEO by              Under Michaels’ tenure, the Cham- ing just as hard for them

          the Board of Directors and will      ber implemented many new events and as ever.”
          begin serving in that capacity       programs such as Virtual Speed Network-              The Chamber was
          October 19. “It was a logical        ing, the Public Safety Valor Awards, Bikes     formed in 1899 and repre-
          choice,”  said  Jerome  Scott,       & BBQ, Martinis & Mistletoe, the “Do-          sents 700 businesses and
          chairman of the Chamber Board        ing Business with Fort Bragg” procure-         organizations in the
          of Directors. “This way we en-       ment series, and partnered on the Build- Fayetteville/Cumberland                   Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies,
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          sure our programs and opera-         ing Business Rally with the Public Works and surrounding areas.

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