Monthly Archives: October 2013

Paris Chamber Director Retires

It is with a heavy heart that this web reports the retirement of Linda Hixson, Director of the Paris Chamber of Commerce.

On Friday, October 25, 2013, a letter was released to the Chamber Members…

Dear Members,

On Tuesday evening at the regular scheduled meeting of the Chamber Board of Directors, I submitted my resignation as Executive Director of the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce.
I am RETIRING from Public Service effective November 8, 2013.  I will see the Chamber through some of the upcoming events (Commissioners meeting & Banquet on November 13 and the Christmas Lighting Ceremony and Entertainment on Saturday, November 30) as I feel it would be very difficult for an interim or a new director or the Board members to complete those events. I will not, however,  be in the office on a full time basis after November 8.
I want to thank the Executive Board and Board Members as well as the general membership, the City of Paris and Logan County officials for the wonderful years of support everyone has given to me since I took the Directorship in July of 2007.  The Chamber has accomplished many good things during this time, and I am proud to have had a small part in those good things.
Our community is well served by the Chamber, its members and Board of Directors.  Our Chamber does as much, if not more, than most of the larger Chambers of Commerce in the state and certainly in our Region,  and I know that the future will hold many more successes as you all continue to build on the foundation that has been laid during the past 68 years of its existence here in Paris!
Thanks to all of you for giving me the opportunity to play a small part in the successes that have been realized in the past 6 years!
My very best and warmest regards to you all.
We shall miss her vitality, enthusiasm and energy in the promotion of Paris, Arkansas. I  have always enjoyed visiting with Linda and learning from her immeasurable guidance.

God be with you, Linda, we shall miss you greatly. May your life’s successes follow you on all your paths to the future