Under the leadership of two long-time community leaders, Keys Fillauer and Darrel Kohlhorst, the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce kicked off a new member recruitment campaign on Thursday, September 10. The campaign is focused on identifying new members to bring into the Chamber between now and October 15, a press release said.
“Nearly 100 committed volunteers are working to grow the Oak Ridge Chamber’s collective influence and financial resources,” said Melinda Hillman, vice president of Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge Campus and chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. “That represents almost a quarter of the Chamber’s current membership working to expand their organization. Personally, I am appreciative and excited that so many are involved in this effort.”
There are five captains serving as coaches and cheerleaders for the campaign. The five captains are:
- Rhoni Badsen of Girls Inc.;
- Bruce Borchers of Oak Ridge Schools;
- Katy Brown of Comcast Spotlight;
- Jim Normand of Joyce, Meredith, Flitcroft, and Normand; and
- Steve Whitson of H-S Whitson Construction.