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County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

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7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Program
Guest Speakers:
Kyley Clevenger and Rebecca Webert
Farm Credit Country Mortgages
The Farm Credit Knowledge Center
8:30 Announcements
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2014 Chamber Board of Directors

2014 Chamber Officers
  • Jim Swartz, President, Highlands Union Bank
  • Jamea Blevins, President-Elect, State Farm Insurance
  • Roger Ketron, Treasurer, Alpha Natural Resources
  • Neta Farmer, Secretary, Chamber officer
Board of Directors
  • Jason Berry, Washington County
  • Jamea Blevins, State Farm Insurance
  • John Brickey, Farm Credit
  • Lee Coburn, Coburn Creative
  • Stacy Ely, Mountain States Health Alliance
  • April Hamby-Crabtree, Empire Ins. Agency
  • Mike Duckett, Atmos Energy
  • Lori Hester, Barter Theatre
  • Roger Ketron, Alpha Natural Resources
  • Sharon Kyser, Bristol VA Utiltities Board
  • David Matlock, Virginia Highlands Community College
  • Tim McVey, Utility Trailer
  • Tony Miller, AEP
  • Ellen Myatt, Highlands Community Services
  • Andrew Neese, Cedar Grove Properties, LLC
  • Jack Phelps, First Bank & Trust
  • Grey Preston, Bank of Damascus
  • Danny Ruble, Spiegler Blevins
  • Jim Swartz, Highlands Union Bank
  • Janet Woolwine, A Likely Yarn
2013 Chamber Committees
  • Internal Affairs Division:  Jamea Blevins
    • Budget and Finance Committee: Roger Ketron**
    • Membership:  Lori Hester
    • Publicity Committee: Sharon Kyser
    • Fund Raising Committee: Chamber Staff
  • Public Affairs Division: Lee Coburn, VP** (Coburn Creative)
    • Legislative Committee: Mary Begley
    • Transportation Committee: Pete Montague
    • Information Technology Committee: Nancy Firebaugh
  • Economic Development Division: Mike Duckett, (ATMOS)
    • Industrial Development Events: Joe Hutton
    • Agriculture Committee: Phil Blevins
    • Tourism Committee:
  • Community Affairs Division: Jason Berry, VP**
    • Small Business Committee: Sandy Ratliff
    • Education Committee: David Matlock**
    • Health Care Committee:TBD
    • Professional Committee: TBD
  • Leadership Washington County:
    • Barry Firebaugh – LWC Coordinator

** Chamber Board Member