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DeKalb Chamber Names Six to Board of Directors

New board members to be recognized at DeKalb Chamber 78th Annual Meeting


DECATUR, Ga., – Feb. 5, 2016 – The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce announces the appointment of five new members to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. New board members will serve a three year term.

“These board members will bring a new perspective along with a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help us as we continue to work towards creating a more prosperous business community in DeKalb,” said Katerina Taylor, DeKalb Chamber President & CEO.

The new board members include:

Erik Bryant, Vice President, Atlanta Commercial Group, BB&T;
Tom Burns, Owner, Toro Properties Rehab LLC;
John Funny, President & CEO, Grice Consulting Group;
Vaughn Irons, Founder & CEO, APD Solutions;
Andrew Lewis, Executive Vice President, Georgia Charter Schools Association;
• And, Jason Ressman, Director of Operations, Hyatt Regency Atlanta at Villa Christina

The new board members will be installed at the Chamber’s 78th Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street NW in Atlanta.

MARTA CEO & General Manager Keith Parker will serve as the keynote speaker during the event, addressing MARTA’s impact in DeKalb, initiatives for small business and women- and minority-owned business and the transit system’s expansion plans for 2016.

Tickets to the Annual Meeting are $125 for members and $100 for members. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.bit.ly/DC78th.

ABOUT DEKALB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization with the mission to support, promote and sustain business development in DeKalb County. With 78 years of service in the community, DeKalb Chamber focuses on four critical areas including education, workforce and economic development, public policy, and business member services. We are the primary resource for businesses in DeKalb County. For more information on DeKalb Chamber, please visit their website at www.dekalbchamber.org or call 404-378-8000.
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