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C-H Chamber sees change in personnel

By BOBBY HORN JR.
CROSBY—Place a call to the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce and you will get a new voice on the other end of the line, or stop by and there will be a new friendly face to greet you.
Marisa Flanagan has joined the chamber staff, replacing Mitzy Plumb whose last day was June 15.
Plumb served the chamber for the past eight years. She said she would never forget the opportunity to serve the community but that it was time for her to move on.
“It has been a very memorable and exciting adventure for me and my family,” Plumb said.
Flanagan started her new position on June 11, which gave her a week to work with Plumb who trained her in the various duties necessary for the chamber’s daily operations.
While she hasn’t been given an official title, Flanagan said the term “administrative support,” best described her role with the chamber.
“I am here to take care of people when they come in,” she said. “I’ll take phone calls from people looking for information about the community. I am will be responsible for scheduling event and working with other community organizations.”

Flanagan said that her position requires her to not only a have a knowledge of the Crosby and Huffman business community, but the area at large from helping people locate a church to directing them to the community center or helping them find the right person to call when they need help from the county.
“There are a variety of calls that come in,” she added.
Over the past few years Flanagan used her role as a real estate agent to not only get to know the community but to become involved in the chamber. Flanagan has served the past two years of the Holiday Celebration in December as well as volunteering at the chamber’s annual golf tournament.
“I love getting out and meeting people,” she said. “I like to be involved in the community.”
Flanagan earned her real estate license in 2004, however the volatility of the market led to look for something a little more consistent with more regular working hours.’
“I heard through word of mouth from a chamber member that the position was open, so I applied for it,” she said.
The community to invited to come out and meet Flanagan this week. The chamber will host a business breakfast on March 21 at Son Harvest Church, beginning at 8:30 a.m. George Knott, with Constable Ken Jones’ office, will speak about hot checks and their impact on businesses.