New Chamber of Commerce Director taking over in Callaway

Dec 7, 2012

On January 1st, Claudia Starr will take over as the new executive director of the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce.

Starr is preparing to take the position over from former executive director Nancy Lewis, who held the position for 21 years. Starr says for now, she’s doing an exploration to talk to people before she establishes her goals.

It would be way too soon for me to try to project any plans that I personally have because it’s an effort of the entire community of the direction that we need to go,” Starr said.

With a degree in community development and urban planning, Starr says her new role is one she is well equipped for. She says she’s been involved in businesses, zoning issues and real estate throughout her life.

“It’s just something that really interests me…seeing a community that has tremendous potential and being able to help that community realize their strengths,” Starr said.

Starr plans to meet with every business owner in the county to determine their needs and concerns.