February 2021
Thank you to Our Annual Sponsors!
We have some new faces at the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce! Keep reading to learn more about the new folks leading the way in our community!

The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce has appointed Don Borreson Executive Director to lead its membership relations, regional development and community involvement. Don and his wife Leigh are equestrian enthusiasts and have lived in the Landrum, SC area for the past five years.

Don’s professional background includes advertising agency creative services, corporate marketing and account management for The Coca-Cola Company and operating a coffee company start-up. Most recently he has consulted for small-to-medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations.

Don has a BA in Economics & Journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Masters in Business Administration from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University in Atlanta.

Contact Don at director@carolinafoothillschamber.com or 828-859-6236.

Welcome aboard Don, we look forward to your leadership and vision!

Patty Merrell has joined the Chamber as the Office Manager. Patty and her husband, Rob have recently returned to Polk County from Canton, OH. Their three children spent many formative years here while Rob was the plant manager at the Timken Company Tryon Peak plant.

Patty has spent the past 10 years working for Walsh University in Canton and most recently as an Instructional Designer. She spent many years volunteering both in Canton and Polk County serving here as a 4-H board member, President of the PTA, the Super Saturday committee, and the Chamber’s BBQ Festival to name a few.

Patty has a BA in Business Management and an M.Ed. from Walsh University.

You can reach Patty at info@carolinafoothillschamber.com or 828-859-6236.

Please stop in and introduce yourself to Patty and Don. Patty is normally in the office Tuesdays and Fridays. Don has moved in and will be there most days!
Polk County Chamber Foundation
2753 Lynn Road, Suite A, Tryon, NC 28782