Chattanooga Chamber Promotes Hostetler, Rivers; Carico and Wilson Join Chamber Staff


Chattanooga, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2017) –  The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce announces the promotion of two staff members within Member-Investor Services: Honor Hostetler and Meredith Rivers.

Honor Hostetler, now Community Outreach Director, manages and support the Chamber’s 12 Councils, including directing the nearly 200 volunteers who serve them.

Meredith Rivers, now Member-Investor Relations Manager, recently celebrated five years with the Chamber and oversees membership retention efforts as well as the Chamber’s member discount program, supports management of department staff  and continues to manage the Chamber’s Ambassador volunteer program.

The Chamber also announces two new staffers in the membership and economic development departments: Kerry Beth Carico and Alex Wilson.

Carico serves as Events Coordinator for the Chamber’s Member-Investor Services department, under the direction of Sandra Brewer, Vice President of Member-Investor Services. Carico’s responsibilities include managing all aspects of the Chamber’s events and event sponsorships. Her recent experience includes serving as lead assistant to one of the most well-known music artists in the country, managing everything from album release events to private parties to details of a global tour covering three continents. Carico attended the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

“We are excited to recognize Honor and Meredith on their outstanding contributions to the Chamber and proud that we are able to promote from within,” said Sandra Brewer, Chamber Vice President of Member-Investor Services. “We are also thrilled to introduce Kerry Beth as our new Events Coordinator. This position is critical to the overall success of the membership department, and Kerry Beth has already proven herself to be a great asset.”

Alex Wilson joins the Chattanooga Chamber from the Southeast Tennessee Development District. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, he is currently completing a master’s degree in Public Administration at UTC. He serves as the Chamber’s Administrative Economic Development Coordinator under Charles Wood, Vice President of Economic Development. Wilson will provide administrative leadership and work team support for new business recruitment, expansion of existing businesses and entrepreneurial activities in the community.

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