Keathley joins local chamber
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:00 am
Katie Keathley has recently taken on the role as member relations coordinator for the Obion County Chamber of Commerce.
Miss Keathley returned to the local chamber in January after interning for the organization in 2010.
She is a 2006 graduate of Union City High School and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin in December 2010 with a degree in communication.
In her new position, Miss Keathley will be visible in the community visiting the chamber’s most important asset — its existing members, according to a chamber news release.
Understanding the importance of face-to-face interaction with local businesses, Miss Keathley said she has welcomed the opportunity her new position entails.
In her new role with the local chamber, she is calling on prospective members, explaining the importance to getting involved with the chamber and the opportunities for those businesses and individuals to join the chamber network.
“I appreciate my staff and board members having enough confidence in me to take on the challenge of bettering the relationships between the chamber of commerce and our existing members,” Miss Keathley said.
“The interaction will allow me to gain knowledge of where we, as a chamber, can grow so existing members and potential new members see the chamber of commerce as a benefit to their business. I am looking forward to all the new relationships I hope to gain throughout this whole process,” she said.
As an investor in the Obion County Chamber of Commerce, there are many benefits that include networking and sponsorship at numerous events such as Business Matters, Business After Hours, Cruise-In, a golf tournament and the annual banquet.
The local chamber’s website — www.obioncounty.org — gives businesses a global presence as part of the chamber’s online member directory.
The chamber’s directory is also shared with potential visitors, residents and businesses.
Chamber membership is not limited to businesses. Non-profit agencies and individuals are also encouraged to join the chamber, according to the news release.
The Obion Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to providing education and support to strengthen and enhance economic success for its members, businesses and the region.