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Akers joins Chamber team as membership development manager

PIKEVILLE, KY (Jan. 4, 2023)
The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Zach Akers has joined the organization as the membership development manager.

In his new role, Zach will serve the local business community as a direct liaison for member services. He will assist our existing members in leveraging their Chamber membership to grow their business, while at the same time working with businesses in the community who have interest in joining the Chamber. He is available to meet with you at your convenience and will be a consistent inside connection to the Chamber for businesses throughout the region.

“I am so thankful to be in a position that allows me to help an area that means so much to me move forward to a brighter tomorrow. I am a firm believer that there is unlimited potential in our area that often is simply waiting to be tapped,” said Akers. “I can’t wait to see the growth and development that is possible with the collaboration of our Chamber members and witness the Chamber grow to include even more businesses that can benefit from what we have to offer.”

“Zach’s experience working with local businesses in Southeast Kentucky make him a great fit for the Chamber, and we are excited to welcome him to our team,” said Jordan Gibson, president and CEO, Southeast Kentucky Chamber. “Zach has an excellent reputation for his work ethic and desire to improve our region. Those characteristics are perfect, as he will be focused on providing for the needs of our membership.”

Zach grew up in Harold and graduated from Betsy Lane High School. He holds two degrees from Eastern Kentucky University including a Master of Public Administration and a bachelor's degree in political science and globalization/international affairs.

If you would like to learn more about the Chamber and the benefits available to members, Zach can be contacted at or by calling at 606.213.0871.

The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is located at 178 College Street in Pikeville and serves more than 500 businesses in eight Eastern Kentucky Counties: Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike. The Chamber’s mission is to serve the businesses of Southeastern Kentucky through a commitment to networking, advocacy, education, and collaboration as we partner together to enhance the business climate in our region.

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