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Beginning a New Year in Johnston

Posted January 02, 2013 in Community Featured, Johnston

PearsonJPI am so excited to begin serving as the leader for such a great organization. My wife and I both work in Johnston, have educated our children in Johnston, and shopped in Johnston for the past nine years. I am passionate about our community and look forward to working with such an energetic group of people.

I’d like to welcome our four new Johnston Chamber of Commerce Board Members:

Rob Woollums, Woollums CPA, PC
Ryan Roberts,  Hy-Vee
Stacy Henrichsen, Stoney Creek Inn
Darlys Purdy, Pioneer Hi-Bred International

These individuals join a group of business leaders who have helped grow the Chamber to more than 260 members. Our existing board members have done an outstanding job, and I look forward to continuing to serve with them in 2013:

Special thanks to Meika Merrell, 2012 Chamber president, for her leadership this past year. The Johnston Chamber would not be what it is today without her commitment and dedication.

I’d also like to extend appreciation to the following departing board members for their contributions this past year:

Lynnette Rohrs Stoney Creek Inn
Jim Carney, Hy-Vee
Jolene Goodman, Iowa Living Magazines
Jennifer Schaefer, Pioneer Hi-Bred International

And I would also like to thank Heather Goodwin for all her energy and positive attitude she has put forth on behalf of the Johnston Chamber for the past 8 years.  And announce that the Board of Directors has promoted Heather to Executive Director of the Johnston Chamber of Commerce.  Congratulations Heather!

On behalf of the entire Chamber, we look forward to helping continue to make Johnston a great place to live and work. I encourage you to shop local and encourage other to do so as well to strengthen our business community in 2013.

If there is anything we can do to assist your business, please contact us at the Chamber Office.

I look forward to a great and prosperous new year!! See you at a Chamber event!

JP Pearson, Charter Bank
2013 Johnston Chamber President

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