Board Committees




Legislative Division Mission Statement: 

"The Athens Chamber of Commerce, Legislative division will 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 & Industrial Development Division Mission Statement: 

"The Athens Chamber of Commerce, Retail division commits to partnering with area member businesses. Our primary goals are to strengthen our local economy, promote our community, provide networking opportunities, develop community leasers and showcase our area member businesses while encouraging member participation to maximize our impact."


Committee Members:

  • Kathy Means-Kathy's Boutique


Education Divison Committee Members:

  • Kristen Bennett-Trinity Valley Community Colleger


Events Division Committee Members:

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




Executive Board Members:

  • Chairman -Lange Svehlak-Athens Daily Review
  • Incoming Chairman-Betty Herriage-Henderson County District Clerk 
  • Secretary-Kathy Means-Kathy's Boutique
  • Outgoing Chairman-Steve Barksdale-Bancorp South



  • As a new member of the Chamber you will be announced at the monthly luncheon and on Facebook.
  • "Membership brings credibility to your business." -Justin Weiner Attorney
  • "You can create networking opportunities by serving with the Athens Chamber of Commerce." -Steve Barksdale
  • Serving with the Athens Chamber gives you professional leadership development.
  • Access to members only discounts and services.