Poplarville Chamber of Commerce chooses new leadership

Published 7:00 am Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Poplarville Chamber of Commerce elected new leadership last week, choosing former Alderman Glenn Bolin as president of the organization.
Bolin said he was nominated for the position by Chamber member Norman Tyner after former president—and recently reelected Alderwoman Maggie Smith—stepped down.
Bolin said he had no intention of taking over the position since he became a Chamber member several weeks ago.
After being nominated, Bolin said he decided he could help promote small businesses and the city from a non-profit angle.
One plan Bolin said he hopes to pursue is establishing a fall festival, an idea several members have proposed.
“Mrs. Maggie has done a great job I do believe and is more than willing to help me transition into this position,” Bolin said.
He said he hopes to continue the great work Smith has done for the Chamber.
Jeff Brown, of J&D Farms, was elected as vice president of the organization, Chamber member Pam LaHaye said.
She also said April Grecho was appointed to the farmers market committee and Rochelle Holliday was appointed to the PAPA Dixon committee.
Smith didn’t respond to requests for comment by press time Friday.
The Chamber office is located at 101 North Main Street and recently reopened after renovations to the historic building were completed.
Office hours are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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