2011-02-24 / Local & State

Chamber Of Commerce Names New Directors

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Pictured, above left: Dwight Washabaugh, Clyde Bookheimer, Connie Burgan, Judy Neil, Mike Crampton, Brenda Gordon, Lisa Daniels, Bonnie Mellott-Keefer. Absent chamber board members are Loy Garber, Joyce Lynch, Jason Ritchey, Donna Shasserre and Mary Wright. Pictured, above left: Dwight Washabaugh, Clyde Bookheimer, Connie Burgan, Judy Neil, Mike Crampton, Brenda Gordon, Lisa Daniels, Bonnie Mellott-Keefer. Absent chamber board members are Loy Garber, Joyce Lynch, Jason Ritchey, Donna Shasserre and Mary Wright. The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism (FCCC&T) is pleased to announce the 2011 Chamber Board of Directors. The chamber elects new leadership each December, with the term year running annually from January 1 to December 31.

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Board is made up of selected members of the community, who volunteer their time and resources to support and promote the county. The board of directors, executive committee and community liaisons attend monthly meetings, provide direction for chamber staff, volunteer, coordinate community activities, implement policies and procedures, and manage the finances of the chamber. The FCCC&T also works to promote the interests of more than 100 member businesses and individuals by helping them connect with prospective customers, promote products and services, succeed in business through increasing sales, saving money, and becoming leaders in the Fulton County community.

This year’s members are Dwight Washabaugh, president; Jason Ritchey, vice president; Brenda Gordon, secretary/treasurer; Clyde Bookheimer; Connie Burgan; Mike Crampton; Lisa Daniels; Loy Garber; Joyce Lynch; Judy Neil; Donna Shasserre; Mary Wright; Bonnie Mellott Keefer, member and liaison for commissioners; and Paul Schmidt, liaison for Grease, Steam & Rust.

The chamber is pleased to have such an accomplished group of individuals, in such a diverse group of industries, representing the Fulton County business community. It is enthusiastic about the contributions they will make to the future direction of the chamber, and their willingness to lead in the promotion and growth of business in Fulton County.

Each board member serves a three-year term. If any position is vacated during the term of service, the seated board members are charged with appointing a member to fill that position. A director so elected to fill a vacancy shall serve for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor in office or for the newly created term. Board meetings are currently held the second

Tuesday of every month.

FCCC&T is also pleased to announce the following community activities: March 20, 2011 – basket bingo at Mc- Connellsburg Firehall; April 9, 2011 – awards banquet at Mc- Connellsburg Firehall; April 29, 2011 – spring golf tournament Great Cove Golf & Recreation Club; June 10-11, 2011 – Strawberry Festival; August 19, 2011 – summer golf tournament at Great Cove Golf & Recreation Club; October 14-16, 2011 – Fulton Fall Folk Festival at Fulton County/McConnellsburg Alumni Building; December/TBA – Christmas in McConnellsburg at Fulton Theatre.

In addition to the above activities, FCCC&T is celebrating its 60th year of service to Fulton County in 2011. Plans are under way to have a celebration gathering later this year, with the public invited. As those plans are finalized the chamber will make them available in publications and also on the Web at www.fultoncountypa.com.

For more information, contact Sharon Hoopengardner, administrative assistant, at 717- 485- 4064 or email info@fultoncountypa.com

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