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Columbia Chamber Announces Two New Hires

The Columbia Chamber is pleased to announce the addition of Alexa Stillwell as director of events and partner investments and Chris Timmers as new partner development executive. Stillwell will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing all events for the Columbia Chamber, as well as assisting partners in achieving their marketing goals through alignment with Columbia Chamber program and events. Timmers will join the new partner development department and assist with partner recruitment and orientation, as well as partner retention.

“We welcome Alexa and Chris to the Columbia Chamber,” said Carl Blackstone, president and CEO of the Columbia Chamber. “Each bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their new role.”

Stillwell carries more than 10 years of event management experience to the position, most recently serving with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. A veteran of the United States military, Timmers worked in business development for more than two decades. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

About the Columbia Chamber

The Columbia Chamber is a private, non-profit, partner-driven organization comprised of 1,500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals in Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties. The Columbia Chamber serves as the voice of the business community at large on matters of economic, educational, social, cultural and political concern, as well as supports and promotes the success of its partners through networking, professional development, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 1902.

To become a member or to learn more about the Columbia Chamber, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit www.ColumbiaChamber.com.

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