CHAMBER STAFF

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Having spent nearly 40 years in marketing, public relations, and administration, Billy was appointed Executive Director of the Chamber in May of 2017. He is a member of the Rotary Club, the Immediate Past President of Lion’s Club, and is passionate about community service. He can often be spotted drinking wine and carrying on with friends at Blake Street Sports Bar or Hound Song Brewing Company. He is one of the volunteer leaders of the Columbus Country Market and overseas all its marketing efforts.

Billy Kahn

Executive Director
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A lifelong resident of the Columbus area, Janet has more than 30 years of administrative experience. She’s worked with other nonprofit organizations and is very active with her church and community events. She loves to travel with family and friends and enjoys all of her six grandchildrens’ activities.

Janet Hollmann

Executive Assistant
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Born and raised in Colorado County, Shelley has more than 20 years of business experience. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching her children play sports, cooking, and gardening.

Shelley Janik

Administrative Assistant

EXECUTIVE BOARD

President

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My favorite thing about Columbus are the historical buildings and the people. The Chamber builds a stronger community by strengthening the network of local businesses. It’s a great place for me to raise my family.

Michelle Gorman

Five Oak Construction

Vice President

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Being a member of the Chamber allows me the ability to help our community grow and prosper. To businesses as a whole, we are here to help bring people into Columbus and help businesses succeed.

Amber Becerra

Schneider Hall and The Carriage Step B&B

Secretary

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It’s wonderful to have small town living with short drives to major cities, plenty of local events, and things to do. With our strategic location along I-10, we have an opportunity to build our community up as the place to live and visit.

Lindsi Graham

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance

Treasurer

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I love this community and the people of our wonderful town! I am excited about the potential of sharing my knowledge to help push overall community economic growth.

Molly Harkness

Leyco Real Estate

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Columbus is on the verge of exciting changes. I’d like to see more tourists and weekenders spending money, with more activity in Columbus, particularly retail and food service around the Courthouse Square.

Ann Butler

Member-at-Large
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Being part of the Chamber is an honor. To have been voted in by my neighbors is a very good feeling.  As a local business owner I feel the community stands behind me and I really want to give back. Being on the Board of Directors gives me a chance to do so.

Ryan Fedako

Ryan’s Device Repair
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I’m a fourth-generation Colorado County resident. I love Columbus because of its small town feel; everyone knows you by name. It’s a great place to raise a family because of the support of the community.

Carrie Foster

Lone Star Bank
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Since moving to Columbus 23 years ago, I have experienced the warmth and close-knit community that abounds here. I feel the excitement as I see our town coming to life with new faces and new businesses as they thrive and forge the way to a better Columbus.

Peggy Harrison

Columbus Physical Therapy and Yoga Country Yoga
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Columbus is a great town with a solid sense of community. Having opened my business during a turbulent time, the support from the people of Columbus is what helped us make it through. I’m grateful to live and work in this community!

Raven Kocurek

Hound Song Brewing Company
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Columbus is where my heart is! Moving back to raise my family and serve the community is one of the best decisions I’ve made. Columbus has many great things to offer and so much potential for continued growth.

Carrie McRee

EdwardJones Investments
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I would like to see Columbus grow. With Houston/Katy moving west and Austin moving south, Columbus is in the perfect spot. The people of Columbus can benefit from continued growth and be proud of our great small town.

Hadley Sciba

Columbus Tire Center and Windshield Express
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As a native of Columbus, I’m an advocate for our town. Exciting times are ahead with the revitalization of many downtown structures and I’m glad to be able to witness it. We are blessed to raise our family here…it’s a family tradition!

Zach Venghaus

Columbus ISD

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