CHAMBER STAFF

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Having spent nearly 40 years in marketing, public relations, and administration, Billy was appointed Executive Director May 1, 2017. He is a member of the Rotary Club and is Vice President of the Lion’s Club. He can often be spotted drinking wine and carrying on with friends at the Courtyard Wine Bar or Blake Street.

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 is the sense of community that comes with being in a small town.  I love the fact you always see someone you know everywhere you go. My five-minute commute is the icing on the cake.

 

Kirk Lowe

FSC, Inc.

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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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

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. Columbus has near unlimited potential of economic growth in part due to our location in the golden triangle of Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

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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Columbus is an amazing small town with a big personality. We are very community-centered and there are so many opportunities to get involved and make a difference. The people of Columbus are amazing and each of us truly makes this community a special place.

Neftali DeJesus

Columbus Christian Center
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The Chamber of Commerce brings life to the community and helps keep local businesses well known. Being on the Chamber Board is important to me because I love to make people happy and feel good about themselves.

Shelley Eden

Twisted Charm Salon
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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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My favorite thing about Columbus is the sense of a caring close-knit community. The Chamber has helped me grow my business and is constantly working to bring people into all Columbus’ businesses.

Jolyn Goolsby

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

Lyndsi Graham

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
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Being a member of the Chamber keeps me up to date on local happenings and current events. I’ve created lifelong friendships through my affiliation with the Chamber.

Kathleen Townzen

First National Bank Eagle Lake - Columbus
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I have always enjoyed the history of the Columbus area as well as the Magnolia Homes Tour back when I was in high school. The people are friendly and always willing to help one another.

Marilyn Wade

Morning, Noon & Night, LLC

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