Chamber of Commerce honors Alexander with farewell reception

Mar 16 Written by  STAFF REPORTS

The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception on Wednesday night to honor President and CEO Greg Alexander.

Alexander will begin his new post on Monday as the Director of Public Policy and Small Business at the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, a 1,600-member chamber.

Alexander leaves the chamber after eight years that included tremendous growth and a revitalization of the member-driven organization.

Since 2009, Alexander has overseen 28 committees and 500 member businesses that include over 10,000 members. Membership has grown by 20 percent and event revenue has increased by 600 percent.

The focus of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce during Alexander’s tenure has included community development, growth of the local economy, small business support, tourism marketing and the recruitment of retail businesses.

Programs that have been initiated since 2009 include: Junior Leadership program for high school students, Young Professionals Organization, Past Chairman’s Council to work on countywide projects, Laurens County Future Scholarship, countywide WorkKeys training and testing, Beautify Laurens County Project, Laurens County Community Relations Council and Shop Laurens County First. 

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