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Who We Are

A Chamber of Commerce is a local network of businesses, governed by a board of directors, and run by professional staff who work to serve and advance business interests. Like professional and trade associations, chambers of commerce are tax-exempt 501(c)(6) organizations.

Your Chamber of Commerce is an independent organization governed exclusively by our local 19-member Board of Directors and not a construct of a national or state organization.

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is a business leadership organization run by a dynamite staff of three, and supported by amazing community investors. The Chamber advocates for the business interests of our community; connects members with the people and information they need to thrive; helps members save money and promotes a thriving economy and community.

Rock Star Staff

Jonna Turner
Executive Director
jturner@cherokeechamber.org

Christy Vergara
Finance Director
christyv@cherokeechamber.org 
info@cherokeechamber.org 

Lisa Thompson
Administrative Assistant
lisa@cherokeechamber.org
info@cherokeechamber.org  

Jason Zacher
Senior Vice President, Business Advocacy & Upstate Chamber Coalition Executive Director
Upstate Chamber Coalition
864-239-3719
jzacher@greenvillechamber.org 

Katye Price
Leadership Cherokee
Executive Director

Contact us to find out more about how we can help you.

Board of Directors

Ex-Officio Members

Abbie Sossamon- Board President
The Gaffney Ledger

Daryl SmithPast President
SCC

Seth Johnson - Board 1st Vice President
King Law Firm
Mayor Henry Jolly
City of Gaffney / City Hall
Brian Zig - Board 2nd Vice President
bGen and The Zigs Creative
Mayor Mike Patterson
Town of Blacksburg
Melania Hughey - Board Secretary
Milliken
Chairman Tim Spencer
Cherokee County Council
Andrea McCraw - Board Treasurer
Nestle
Jan Moss
Retired United Community Bank
Charlie Burns
Burns Chevrolet
 
Cody Butts
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare
 
Joey Gault
Classic Windows and Siding
 
Marcus Bradley
Cherokee Rec Dept
 
Donna Scoggins
Voc Rehab
 
Mike Smith
Limestone College
 
Debbie Painter
Painter’s Heating and Air
 
Mike Daniel
Daniel and Associates