There’s a new face running the show at the Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce.
Sharon Mitchell replaced Ann Jensen, who recently retired, as the Spring Hill Chamber President and CEO on July 1.
Mitchell also serves on the USD 230 board of education. She holds a bachelor degree in communications studies from Nebraska Wesleyan University and worked in the academic publishing industry for 10 years before leaving the fulltime workface to focus on her family. Along with her husband Troy, Mitchell has lived in Spring Hill for more than 19 years.
“I am grateful for the generosity and graciousness extended by Ann Jensen to pass on to me her years of wisdom,” Mitchell said. “I am sure the (Chamber Board of Directors) is excited to build on the foundation she has established while moving forward with innovative ventures.”
A few months into her tenure as the Chamber’s lead, Mitchell said her primary goal right now is sustaining and building membership. Currently, there are about 140 Chamber members, but Mitchell said she hopes to see that grow.
“We’re just really trying to focus on growing Chamber membership right now,” Mitchell said.
To do that, Mitchell said she is focusing on strategic communication to keep members and the community informed and providing more Chamber services to make membership more valuable.
“I hope to do what I can to ensure that the next generation has an even better place to live and work than we do,” Mitchell said, though she thinks Spring Hill is a pretty great place to do both already.
“Our community is thriving and growing yet remains a quaint place where people love to work, go to school and call home,” she said. “I am looking forward to working with the business community in collaboration with government agencies, community organizations and residents to continue to improve upon all the unique aspects to love about Spring Hill.”
There are two Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce coffees scheduled in September, one on the first Friday of the month and a second on the third Friday of the month.
The first coffee begins at 8 a.m. on Sept. 4 at Spring Hill Self Storage, 21660 W. 207th. On Sept. 18, Farm Bureau Financial, 117 S. Main St., will host another coffee. It will start at 8 a.m. Both coffees will include special guests from some of Spring Hill’s newest businesses.
New leader takes helm at Spring Hill Chamber