New Crestview chamber president: think big, think regional (PHOTOS)

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From right, past presidents Derek Lott, Mike Roy, Craig Shaw, Dan Bowers Jr. and Karen Hardell ceremoniously pass the gavel to newly installed chamber of commerce President Dennis Mitchell.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 04:39 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Incoming Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce President Dennis Mitchell says that supporting local businesses means working outside city limits, too.

"Our chamber has made a point of thinking big and thinking regional," Mitchell said Saturday during a new-officers installation dinner at the Crestview Community Center. "It isn't just about Crestview ... Today there are no economic islands. Parochial thinking is like a deadly virus to a vibrant economy."

See a photo gallery from the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce installation banquet >>

Past chamber presidents Derek Lott, Mike Roy, Craig Shaw, Dan Bowers Jr. and immediate past-president Karen Hardell passed Mitchell his ceremonial gavel after Mayor David Cadle administered the oaths of office.

Joining the chamber's leadership are president-elect Alicia Booker, North Okaloosa Medical Center; secretary-treasurer Phyllis Enzor, Enzor Management; vice president for membership Marian McBride, Okaloosa Title and Abstract; vice president for strategic development Craig Shaw, Shaw Moving and Storage; vice president for community services Paul Lowry, LPL Financial; and vice president of events Chris Daggs, Hub City Ford.

New board members are David Colón, Fred Astaire Dance Studio; Lynn Yort, Waste Management; Christie Cadenhead,; Lynn Dominique, Revive Media; and Katie Sharon, Coastal Bank and Trust.

Cadenhead was also announced as the Triple-B festival organizing committee’s new chairperson.

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