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Carmi Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Executive Director

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Lauren Higginson has been hired as its new Executive Director.

Higginson is a native of Edmond, OK and has lived in Carmi since 2016. Her resume is impressive. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in both Business Marketing and Economics from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Upon graduating Higginson spent 7 years in the oil and gas industry, beginning her career at Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) and most recently serving as the Director of Corporate Development for Warwick Energy Group.

She is currently the owner and fitness instructor at TT Fitness, which operates out of Tumble Time Gym. When asked about her new position, Higginson replied “I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and look forward to working with the local business owners to find more ways the Chamber can add value to the community.”

“We are very excited to welcome Lauren as our new Executive Director,” said Chamber Board President Toby Brown. “We feel she is going to be a great asset to this community.”

The Chamber office, located in the City building, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Higginson can also be reached during those hours by phone at 618-382-7606 or by e-mail at