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Chamber Announces New 2021 Chairman and Board

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, Virginia – The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce (SMLRCC) today named Zach Wimmer as Chairman and announced the 2021 Board of Directors that will lead the organization in its mission of promoting tourism and growing business for its members and the community.
"I’m looking forward to working with the entire board and the Chamber’s staff as we continue to serve our members and the Smith Mountain Lake community and three surrounding counties,” stated Wimmer.
Wimmer has been a SMLRCC member since 2014 and served on board since 2017. In addition, he serves on the Education Committee and previously chaired the Franklin County Connects group. In 2018, Wimmer received the SMLRCC 's Community Champion award, which recognizes an individual leader with the highest levels of honesty and integrity in all of his or her community activities. Wimmer has also served or is currently serving on boards of Community Partnership of Franklin County, The Franklin County Historical Society, The Rocky Mount Lions Club, and the Franklin County Hokie Club.
2021 Executive Committee
Chairman: Zach Wimmer, Edward Jones
Chairman-Elect: Jack Phillips, Bedford Landings Bed & Breakfast
Secretary: Amanda Cox, Appalachian Power
Treasurer: Todd Hammock, American National Bank
Ex-Officio: Waller Perrow, Perrow Management Corp.
Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce: Christopher Finley
2021 Directors
Traci Blido, Bedford County Economic Development
Mishelle Brosinski, Envisions Flooring & Interiors
Michael Burnette, Franklin County Administration
Jen Chaconas, JollyJen Photography
John Emery, Stone Circle Holdings LLC
Walter Hogle, SCORE Roanoke
Charlene Jones, RE/MAX Lakefront Realty, Inc.
Dana Montgomery, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate
Jim Patterson, National Financial Services, Inc.
Katie Tate, Carilion Wellness Westlake
Ryan Walters, Drifter’s
Ryan Waters, Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals
Lynette Webb, Mulch 'N More!
“As we continue supporting the regional business community through the pandemic and focus our efforts on the road to recovery, the leadership of our board of directors has never been more vital,” stated Christopher Finley, Executive Director. “We are fortunate to have this diverse group of business leaders guiding the SMLRCC for the upcoming year and beyond.”

About Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce (SMLRCC) is dedicated to promoting tourism and growing business for its members and the community. As a member-driven organization with 650 members, the SMLRCC provides information, advocacy, and support to the lake’s growing business community. SMLRCC’s goal is to strengthen the social and economic environment of the region. Visit online at

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