Hente Named Executive Director
There are several recent staff changes at the Farmington Regional Chamber. Current Board President, Harry Peterson announced, “The Farmington Regional Chamber is proud to announce Candy Hente will be leading the Chamber as the new Executive Director beginning October 7, 2019.” Hente has worked on staff in various roles for the past two years, most recently as Co-Director working as the Director of Member Engagement and Business Development. She shared the Director position with Laura Raymer since February 2018. Raymer recently resigned and the board decided to return to a sole director to lead the Chamber. “Candy is a strong, dedicated, leader, highly motivated and strives to better not only herself but also her community. We are confident she will increase the strength and influence of the Chamber to benefit our region.” said Peterson.
Cassie Thomas will also be joining the Chamber staff beginning October 16, 2019 as the Director of Operations. Thomas worked for a total of eight years in the local office for Congressional Representatives Joann Emerson and Jason Smith. She also served as Office Manager at the Mineral Area Veterinary Clinic and most recently worked at LIFE Center for Independent Living where she has been an integral part of the office staff. Thomas shared, “I am excited to be in a role where I can serve our community! Although I’ve loved working in many capacities, I’ve missed working directly with the wonderful people in our region.” Thomas’s primary responsibility will be focused on planning the many Chamber hosted events such as the annual up-coming Harvest Night, Christmas Parade, Family Lifestyle Expo and of course Country Days. “Cassie is personable, smart, organized and we are thrilled to have her joining the Chamber team.” said Candy Hente
The Farmington Regional Chamber is an independent association of businesses and organizations standing together to grow a stronger regional economy. To congratulate the Chamber staff or learn more about how the Farmington Chamber can open doors for your business or organization, contact the office at 573-756-3615.