Letter from 2019 Chairman of the Board

Carroll County is a special place filled with people who understand the good old-fashioned culture of southern hospitality and the importance of building relationships on every level. While we are not perfect, our community does a pretty good job of caring, sharing and serving. 

 

Growing up, my dad taught our family to try to be sensitive and responsive to others – to greet others with respect and a genuine concern for their health and wellbeing.  He taught us to listen without interruption and to do our best to understand the issues and concerns of others. We celebrated milestones and accomplishments—large and small.   I can still hear dad saying to friends and peers, “How’s mama & ‘nem doin’ these days?”  Relationships and people – those are the things that are important here in Carroll County, and unfortunately, this kind of treatment and commitment to community is not found everywhere you go.

 

Carroll County residents enjoy the benefits from great men and women who have come before us, who were, and still are, intentional about the plans, direction, and opportunities for our region. The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce serves our county and community tirelessly by assisting members, connecting organizations, and promoting our county and region to prospects looking for great resources to fill a need for expansion or startup.  Your Chamber remains focused on making sure we all experience smart growth by starting, fostering and maintaining open lines of communication between all stakeholders in our community.

 

As the 2019 Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors, I am honored and humbled to have this opportunity to serve.  I get excited when I consider the possibilities of how we can continue to improve the quality of life we already enjoy.  The relationships between schools, organizations, businesses, industries, and government now maintain a collaborative spirit with the desire to help each other achieve better success by working together.

 

We have a very giving community.  The people who call Carroll County their home understand what it means to serve others and follow the golden rule of, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  For this reason, I can’t help but offer the following theme for 2019:

“Carroll County:  A Community with Passion to Serve!”

 

I look forward to serving alongside you as we strive together to make Carroll County a better place than it was when we found it.

 

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Bill Stone  

2019 Chairman of the Board

 

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