July 2020

We hope you continue to be well and surviving the pandemic. There has not been an honest to goodness newsletter since April, mainly for the simple reason we had nothing to share. That doesn't mean we have been vacationing in Hilton Head playing beer pong. With the down time and social distancing directives limiting Chamber events, your Board used that time to work on some glaring issues that had been plaguing (like how I used that there) the operations of your Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce. Read on for some fresh and exciting news that will benefit the Foothills community for years to come!
We have new leadership! The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Paula Aguilera-Johnson as the new Executive Director. Paula brings with her several years of business management, ownership, and community outreach. Before moving to Polk County, she worked for the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte. We are excited to have some fresh perspective to help drive the economic engine of the Foothills area. We encourage our members to drop by, call or email Paula and get to know her! Please make her feel at home and let her know if there is anything she can do for you and your business. As always, you can reach her at the Chamber via telephone (828-859-6236) or email ( ).
Finally! After an exhaustive search and countless hours of networking the Chamber has a new treasurer. Please welcome Carol Browning to the Executive Board of Directors. Many of you most likely know Carol or have heard of her. She is very active in the Foothills community and is responsible for the finances of several high profile organizations in our area. Carol has countless years of experience in the accounting world and will be an immediate asset to reining in the Chamber's financial future. Thanks for taking on the challenge Carol!
Keep checking your email for information on new collaborations and programs that the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce has been working on during the pandemic. Remember when it was fun and exciting to be a Chamber member? Yep, we're bringing that back! Reach out to any of the Board of Directors or Paula and add your input to the direction we head, this is YOUR organization.
Thank You Annual