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Editorial: Welcome aboard
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If you haven’t had the chance to meet the new executive director of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, it’s probably just a matter of time. Brianne Yontz – that’s pronounced “brI-ann” – took over at the chamber June 6 and has just finished her second week on the job.

But many people in the community – business or otherwise – may already know her. She and her family moved here 21 years ago, two of her daughters have made their way through the Bryan County Schools system in Richmond Hill and a third will enter the sixth grade at Richmond Hill Middle in the fall.

Chamber board members the News has spoken with over the past few weeks have seemed genuinely excited to bring her on board, and it’s easy to see why. In addition to being no stranger to Richmond Hill and Bryan County, she has an impressive resume that includes 12 years with the Savannah Area Chamber – the past eight years as vice president of member services and another four as director of communications.

“She’s lived here, raised a family here – so she’s familiar with the dynamics of Richmond Hill,” chamber board chairman Robbie King told the News. “She understands what the job entails and will implement some of the things she’s seen work at other chambers … She’ll bring a lot of new ideas and opportunities for us.”

We at the News would like to welcome – or maybe welcome home – Yontz to Richmond Hill. We think she will be an asset for the chamber and the business community of Richmond Hill, and we wish her well in her new position.

                                                                                                                                                                    Bryan County News

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