Board Committees

 

Business Advocacy Committee

Business Advocacy Mission Statement: 

To encrich the business environment through informing, overseeing and vigilantly advocating for our business community regarding local, state and federal policies and legilation that will impact the interest of our local businesses and the Athens Chamber of Commerce." 

 

Committee Members:

  • Matt Porter Ivan Smith Furniture 
  • Christopher Tinsley-Trinity Valley Abstract & Title LLC

 

Retail Sales Commitee

Retail Comittee Mission Statement:

A commitment to partnering with area member businesses to strengthen our local economy, promote our community, provide networking opportunities, develop community leaders and showcase our area member businesses while encouraging member participation to maximize our impact.

 

Committee Members:

  • Kathy Means-Kathy's Boutique-Committee Chair
  • Traci Wilkes- Reigning Jewels Fine Jewelry
  • Cheramie Surls- Athens Army Navy & Pawn

 

Education & Workforce Commitee

 

  

Education & Workforce Committee Members:

  • Jeff Garner- Clayton Homes of Athens-Committee Chair
  • Kristen Bennett-Trinity Valley Community College
  • Blake Daniels- Oak Wood Place Senior Living

 

Marketing & Events Committee

Marketing & Events Committee Members:

  • Chad McKibbin-Sonic
  • Corey Frentress-Velvin & Weeks

 


 

 

2018 Executive Board Committee:

  • Chairperson of the Board - Betty Herriage- Henderon County District Clerk
  • Incoming Chairperson- Jeff Garner - Clayton Homes of Athens
  • Treasurer - Corey Frentress - Velvin & Weeks Consulting Engineers, Inc. 
  • Secretary-Traci Wilkes-Reigning Jewels Fine Jewelry
  • Outgoing Chairman-Lange Svehlak-Athens Daily Review
 

 

 


  • The Chamber has numerous committees that provide networking opportunities.
  • "Membership brings credibility to your business." -Justin Weiner Attorney
  • Athens Chamber generates a positive economic impact by involving the entire membership and utilizing their individual expertise.
  • "The Athens Chamber of Commerce's fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community." -Ashley McKee
  • Everyday the Chamber receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors that get your business info.