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Oconee Chamber of Commerce President Resigns

J.R. Whitfield intends to pursue a new business venture, and the Chamber will begin a search for his successor immediately, according to a news release.

After serving three and a half years as president of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce,  J.R. Whitfield has tendered his resignation, effective Nov. 16, the Chamber announced in a news release Tuesday. Whitfield plans to pursue a new business venture.

Chamber Chairman Mack Guest said he is disappointed to see Whitfield go, but certainly understands the allure of a great opportunity. 

“I speak for the executive board, full board and all of the Oconee Chamber members when I say that we wish J.R. all the best,” Guest said in a released statement. 

Chamber membership more than doubled to 450 members under Whitfield's leadership,  and the Chamber’s three main annual events-- the Fall Festival, Business Expo, and Golf Tournament --have grown to be larger and more profitable each year.

“I have made so many new and lasting friendships through the Chamber." Whitfield said in the release. "This has been a wonderful opportunity."

A search for Whitfield’s successor is to begin immediately.

Benny Nixon November 08, 2012 at 01:44 PM
J.R., thanks for all of your hard work and tireless dedication to the Chamber. You've done a great job! I wish you the best in your new endeavors. Benny Nixon Branch Contractors, Inc.

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