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Rebecca Potts was introduced Wednesday as the new director of the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance.
Potts began her new duties earlier this week, she said, and is learning her new responsibilities.
Potts is originally from Westerville, and since moving to Kenton has been impressed, she said, with the generosity and opportunities of a small town.
“I’m just blown away,” she said. “I come from a bigger town and the attitude is just not the same.”
A graduate of Otterbein University, Potts has an extended experience in the business world. She worked for 30 years for Combined Insurance, where she served as the sub-regional manager for an area which included Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania.
Since moving to Kenton, she has been active in several volunteer projects, including promoting the Kenton City Schools bond issue and establishing a reading program for young people who need assistance.
“I have found Hardin County and especially Kenton to be amazing to get what I want done,” she said. “Now I will have the opportunity to show people what we can be here.”
Executive Director Barb Wingfield said Wednesday she has not announced a departure date from the Alliance. She will be working to train Potts in the four divisions of the agency.
Potts and her husband, Jim, are the parents of two grown children and one grandchild.
“My biggest challenge is to get to know how to make the Alliance more successful,” said Potts. “My goal is to pursue economic development, get help for the businesses in Hardin County and provide services to our members.”
By DAN ROBINSON
Times staff writer