AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce held a meeting downtown Monday, Sept. 16 to welcome some fresh faces.
Many came out to meet a few new leaders in the community. The new CEO of AU Health, the new Vice President of Georgia Power’s Northeast region and Richmond County’s new superintendent of schools. The evening was all about greeting the newcomers to the area and getting to know them a little better.
The member town hall is done once every few months and has given members the opportunity to discuss ideas about things coming to the area. It’s also about making sure members have the most up-to-date information. That’s why chamber leaders gave the opportunity to meet some newcomers face-to-face.
“We’re glad to have this opportunity to talk one-on-one very briefly and share who we are and what we do,” said long-time member of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Rina Powell.
“Our members are busy so this was a good way to get them all in one place and let everyone meet,” Sue Parr, President of Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce said. “It also, on behalf of our community, shows these individuals how happy we are that they’ve chosen to move to Augusta.”
“Walking away from this, we’ve had the opportunity to meet them, put a face to the name together and hopefully build on a relationship," said Powell.
The town hall drew a crowd larger than what the chamber has been seeing. Joining them was Commissioner Ben Hasan. “I’m really excited about it. When I walked in, I was excited because there was a room full of people welcoming them to this community with open arms, and we are looking forward to working with them in any capacity that we can, to keep Augusta moving in the right direction.”
Parr said, “we are a growing community, and we are excited to have new talent join us. We are excited to have these folks on the same journey we’re on, which is to make Augusta the best place it can be.”
The next town hall meeting will be during the holiday season, and leaders said they might have some themed guests visiting at that time.