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Tucker to leave chamber

Posted: June 19, 2012 - 5:27pm  |  Updated: June 27, 2012 - 10:38pm

 

After more than three years as president of the Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, Brian Tucker announced June 12 that he is resigning to accept the position as president of the Georgetown County (S.C.) Chamber of Commerce.

It was a hard decision, Tucker said, stating that he was not job-hunting and that Georgetown let him know of the opportunity.

“The decision has not been an easy one,” he said in a news release. “Since I moved here in 1999, this community has taken me in and treated me as its very own. North Augusta is my family.”

He expects his last day with the chamber to be near July 1. He said he is excited to move to Georgetown and work with a larger area that is the third oldest city in the state.

“It is a countywide chamber, so I will represent a larger area and it includes the city of Georgetown, which has a really neat historic downtown that is really active,” Tucker said.

He added that the economy in the Waccamaw area is vibrant so there is a lot of growth, and being at the coast is just an extra perk.

“Obviously, if I am going to pick a place to relocate, somewhere along the coast is not a bad place to be,” he said.

Tucker said his family is back and forth between being excited and anxious about the move. North Augusta is his wife’s hometown.

“It takes a tremendous opportunity to convince us that it’s something we have to take,” he said.

“We love it here. This is my wife’s hometown, the only town my girls have ever known, we don’t take the move lightly at all.”

There are some projects happening in Georgetown that Tucker said he is already looking forward to getting involved with, such as the deepening of their port. It is also very touristic and historic, being the oldest chamber in the state.

It’s also similar to North Augusta, even though it’s a larger community, he said.

“The Georgetown community still has a small-town feel to it. Even the vacation areas have a since of community and that is appealing to me,” Tucker said.

“North Augusta has a bright future and I am looking forward to seeing what lies ahead for this wonderful community,” he said in the news release.

 

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