The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce has hired Diane Ilgner as retail development coordinator.
In a press release, the chamber said it created this position to promote retail growth and increase sales tax revenue for the county.
“As retail development coordinator, Diane will be responsible for retail retention and retail recruitment by gathering data, identifying areas appropriate for retail growth, and developing relationships with brokers, developers, retailers, and business owners,” the press release said.
The website for the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will be upgraded to include information relative to land and buildings available in the county, the release said. Ilgner will also be meeting with current business owners to find ways to assist them as they work to keep and grow their operations in the county.
Ilgner and her husband Berny Ilgner have been residents of Anderson County since 1988.
“I’m very excited to join the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and look forward to the opportunity to be a part of the Retail Development Initiative,” she said in the release. “I look forward to meeting with area business owners and county officials as we develop our plan to move forward.”
The Retail Development Initiative is funded through both public and private contributions. Ilgner can be contacted at the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce at 245 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Clinton, Tennessee 37716 or by phone at (865) 457-2559 and through email at [email protected].
The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Retail Advisory Board is composed of the following members from throughout Anderson County: Terry Frank, Anderson County mayor; Ronnie Fox, Clinton; Gordon Cox, Lake City; Aaron Madron, Norris; Parker Hardy, Oak Ridge; Tina Treece, Oliver Springs; Scott Burton, Clinton mayor; Bill Gallaher, Clinton; Bob Jameson, Clinton; Rick Meredith, Clinton; Larry Stephens, Anderson County Chamber board chairman; Jackie Nichols, Anderson County Chamber president; Tim Thompson, Anderson County Economic Development Association; Stephanie Wells, Anderson County Tourism; and Greg Fay, Clinton Utilities Board.