The Osceola/Southern Mississippi Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director.
Sheri Adams, who has spent the last several years working for the chamber, has been selected as the new director. She replaces Ammi Tucker who left the position earlier this year.
Adams had served as the organization’s executive secretary, she told Talk Business & Politics. She’s served in that capacity for more than three years she said. Prior to her work with the chamber, Adams was the financial secretary for another organization and sold and owned an insurance agency.
“I’m excited … I’m originally from Osceola,” she said. “I’m excited to continue to serve the community.”
The pandemic has dramatically altered the business landscape in Mississippi County, she said. The Chamber has been open since the crisis began, but the doors are locked in compliance with state directives, she added.
The chamber has 265 members and there are tentative plans to get back to normal business in the coming months. The chamber’s annual banquet is slated for later this year and a leadership academy is slated for the fall. The Civic Center can now be rented for events, but none are planned for this month, she added.
Founded in 1947, the chamber promotes economic growth in the state’s most northeastern county that abuts the Mississippi River.