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Chamber inducts new members

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Posted 1/8/22

The Shelbyville-Bedford Chamber of Commerce will be inducting three new members on January 20. They are Ashley House, owner of Enchanted Bridal Boutique; Elisabeth Thompson, of Duck River Electric; and Jenny Hunt, of the City of Bell Buckle.  

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The Shelbyville-Bedford Chamber of Commerce will be inducting three new members on January 20. They are Ashley House, owner of Enchanted Bridal Boutique; Elisabeth Thompson, of Duck River Electric; and Jenny Hunt, of the City of Bell Buckle.  

Hunt has been a member and officer for the Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years and the representative from the BBCoC to the Shelbyville-Bedford Chamber for 10 years.  

She said, “I have always believed that things work better when teamwork is involved, and the opportunity to serve at a higher level to the benefit of both the SBCoC and Bell Buckle seemed like the perfect win-win.”  

Thompson added, “As a member of the Duck River Electric team, I am fortunate to work in this community every day alongside the businesses that serve as the backbone of the economy. I look forward to doing my part to help the Chamber continue building positive relationships and promote a prosperous economy for the people of Bedford County.”  

House said the Chamber is its own community for local businesses in the area to be able to interact and network with each other.  

“I also joined the Chamber and put my name in for the board so that I could bring in a younger perspective and to gain the knowledge and relations with established businesses of the community,” she said. 

Returning incumbent directors will be Anita Teague, of the Community Development Center, and Charlie Williams, of Edward Jones.  

“They are going to be a great asset to the Chamber, and I am excited to have them coming on board!” said Chamber CEO Lacey Deeds.  

For the upcoming year, Deeds said the Chamber is looking at several partnerships with the City and County to help focus more on the members and local community.  

“Instead of a 30,000-foot view, we will be on the ground working with our members to assist them with success in business, workforce, housing, and training. It will be a year of more face-to-face communication and assistance, more events, and taking care of what is currently here,” Deeds said.  

According to Deeds, they will still be assisting with economic development, tourism, and workforce development going on in the City and County, but they will mostly keep their focus on retaining what businesses are already here to have “bigger successes for our local people.” 

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