mostlycloudy
Sunday July 5th, 2015 5:33AM

Bailey to lead White County Chamber

By Dean Dyer WRWH Radio
CLEVELAND - The White County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has approved a new president for the organization.

Chamber Board Chairman Stacy Hall said the board unanimously approved the recommendation by the president search committee to hire Dahlonega resident Cindy Bailey as the president.

"We are very fortunate to have someone of Cindy's experience and skill set to lead our chamber," Hall said. "She is a veteran chamber executive with knowledge of our community and has many key contacts at the regional and state level."

The position has been vacant since October, and Hall said they were happy to complete this process.

"Most importantly, we want to hire the right person - you know it is a long process," Hall said. "There is a lot of people involved in this process, because we need broad representation from our membership but we believe, more importantly in getting the process done, we believe we've hired the right person."

Bailey has 20 years of chamber experience, including time as director of the Convention and Visitor's Bureau for Calhoun County, president of the Dahlonega/Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce, and for the past nine years she has worked as the sales and marketing director for an international manufacturing company.

She currently is planning to move to White County from Lumpkin County as soon as possible.

"We received 17 qualified applications from all over the country," Hall said. "The search committee decided to interview three candidates. After the in-person interviews, the search committee unanimously recommended to the board of directors to hire Cindy."

According to Hall, with Bailey coming on board they can focus on the true mission of the chamber,

"We, as a board representing in our membership, we have decided we want to get back to our true mission statement and vision statement and that is very simple; to help every business flourish and grow and to encourage new and quality industry into our community and to provide jobs to everyone able to work," Hall said. "Now we are not going to get away from doing a lot of community-type events we host, but we want to get back to our historical mission and vision that our membership has set for us."

Bailey will begin her duties as president next Tuesday.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
US stocks post sixth straight year of gains
U.S. stocks ended a strong 2014 with moderate declines Wednesday.
4:43PM ( 6 months ago )
Palestinians push ahead in pursuit of war crimes charges against Israel
Stung by a resounding defeat in the U.N. Security Council, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
1:57PM ( 6 months ago )
Business News
White County E-SPLOST extension vote set March 17
The White County Board of Education has set in motion a public vote on a sales tax extension.
11:12AM ( 6 months ago )
Authorities issue lookout for burglary suspect in White County
The White County Sheriff
3:25PM ( 6 months ago )
White County student located safely after getting off at the wrong bus stop
White County officials report a happy ending to an incident involving a third grade student at White County Intermediate School. The student was placed on the wrong bus and got off at the wrong location late Tuesday and was the object of a small search.
4:44PM ( 6 months ago )
White County News
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 6 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 6 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 6 months ago )
Local/State News
Utility drones could inspect equipment, scan for outages
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage.Power companies across the United States are testing whethe...
4:21PM ( 13 hours ago )
Lobby of new Brenau physical therapy school named for Ralph & Mary Cleveland
In celebration of a major gift to the Brenau University ForeverGold campaign, the lobby of Brenau's physical therapy school at the Brenau Downtown Center was dedicated Friday in memory of Ralph W. Cleveland and in honor of his wife, Mary Cleveland.
By AccessWDUN staff
2:00PM ( 15 hours ago )
USDA to step up bird flu monitoring this fall; aimed at protecting poultry industry
The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest.
4:25PM ( 2 days ago )
Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 281,000
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the level of applications is still low and points to an improving job market.The Labor Department says weekly application...
4:15PM ( 2 days ago )
US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people sto...
2:41PM ( 2 days ago )