Thursday, December 13, 2018

New Chamber president to “focus on commerce” - Journal-Times

Mitzie Heaberlin is taking an optimistically cautious approach in her new role as president of the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce.

“I can't talk too prematurely. We are still in the planning period. My goal is to focus on commerce. I do have a great board of directors and executive committee,” said Hearberlin, who came to work in Grayson 16 years ago at Classic Bank, followed by six years at Citizens National Bank, and her current job at Commercial Bank of Grayson.

Longstanding Chamber events including Memory Days and the annual Christmas Parade will continue to be under Heaberlin's supervision. Attention to existing businesses, as well as working to bring new business to Grayson, will be a renewed priority, she said.

“Commerce is in our name,” Heaberlin said with a smile. “We want to build and support existing business and members. We are here to support our members.”

Formation of committees and subcommittees to address Chamber members' issues and concerns will likely begin after January's board meeting, Heaberlin notes.

A native of Greenup County where she grew up in the Warnock community, Heaberlin is a member of the Greenup County High School Class of 2001. She and husband, Ben, have two children, Connor, 8, and Jensen, 7, both of whom “are water dogs” and attend Prichard Elementary. The Heaberlins are active at Crane Creek Missionary Baptist, and they have two rescue dogs, Lucy and Sparky.

“Carter County is my home and I love Carter County. I hope my boys go to school and then come back and live in Carter County. I love the people here and it's just my home and I would love to see it do good.”


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