Seven leaders elected to chamber board

Seven new members have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber, a 950-member nonprofit business organization that serves 21 communities located between Detroit and Monroe County.

The new members are Creighton Gallop, an associate attorney with Pentiuk, Couvreur and Kobiljak; Mark Slagle, owner of Mr. Handyman of Southeastern Wayne County; Jim Beri, president for Children With Hairloss; Carol Demeter, coordinator of community resources for U.S. Steel-Great Lakes Works; Dave Goodwin, owner of Goodwin Lademan & Associates insurance agency; Krishelle Kohler, vice president of Eldercare Home Care Group; and Anita Twardesky, public relations/marketing manager for Riverside Kayak Connection and co-chair of the Downriver Linked Greenways Initiative.

All of the new board members were elected to two-year terms that began Jan. 1. They become part of a 40-plus-member chamber board that includes representation from all sectors of the region’s business community.

Based in Taylor, the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber exists to improve the overall business climate for its members by undertaking action that stimulates economic growth, interbusiness communication and member education and promotes legislative direction.

The chamber supports several of the region’s key events, including the annual Southern Wayne County Business and Lifestyles Exposition, which it sponsors, and the yearly Cruisin’ Downriver, of which it is a co-sponsor.