The members of the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce represent a wide array of professions, service providers, small and large businesses, entrepreneurs and other enterprising members of the business community. Our Directors are business leaders from Cashiers, Glenville, Sapphire, and Lake Toxaway. The Chamber's Executive Director supports the strategic activities of the Board and manages the organizations resources.
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Stephanie Edwards, Executive Director
Stephanie Edwards serves as Executive Director of the Cashiers Area Chamber providing leadership support to the Board of Directors on strategic issues, developing the organization’s operating plans, directing programs and activities, and managing resources.
Her background includes extensive community and economic development volunteer service with state and local chambers and professional career public affairs positions with the AAA National Office and the US Congress. She has a BA in Economics from American University and an MBA from the University of Central Florida.
An Orlando, Florida native, Stephanie has been visiting Western North Carolina since she was a small child. She and her husband, Bill, with their three sons, have enjoyed living and playing in the area for more than ten years. “There’s something very special about the Cashiers area and I’m honored to have the privilege of serving my community in this role,” she said.
Eli Ramirez, Associate
A Sylva, NC native, Eli serves as the Chamber's greeter and administrative assistant and manages Visitor Center reception and services. Her knowledge of the local area and her ever-present smile and welcoming attitude epitomize the Cashiers spirit and local hospitality. Eli has worked in Cashiers in retail, restaurant and financial services and combines many years of experience serving the public with a bright, enthusiastic and committed attitude.
She graduated from Smoky Mountain High School and Southwestern Community College. She and her husband, Richard, of Richard's Painting, LLC, enjoy outdoor recreation, the arts and friends and family.
Board of Directors
Our elected and appointed board members represent various business sectors in the communities of Cashiers, Hamburg and Hogback Townships. The following Chamber members currently serve on the 2017 Board of Directors:
President: Debby Hattler, Hattler Properties
President Elect: Mary Lanning, Hampton Inn & Suites
Treasurer: Glenn Ubertino, Zoller Hardware
Secretary: Stephanie Edwards
Past President: Malice Grant, Sounds Essential
2017-2018 Board Members:
Justin Allman, FireMoss Pottery
Tony Austin, Lake Toxaway Company
Chris Conner, Cullasaja Club
Ken Fernandez, Old Cashiers Realty
Ben Harris, Harris Custom Builders
Sarah Jennings, Lonesome Valley
Kathy Korb, Laurelwood Inn
Brandy Letson, Cashiers Valley Pharmacy
Will Madden, Entegra Bank
Sonia Russell, Chile Loco Restaurant
Ken Taft, Landmark Realty Group
Appreciation to Our Retired Board Members:
Matt Canter, Brookings Cashiers Village Outfitters
Dan DuBreuil, Country Club of Sapphire Valley
Rob Duckett, Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club
Jane Ebberts, Landmark Realty Group
Scott Handback, Cedar Creek Racquet Club
Jeff Heilbrun, Wade Hampton Golf Club
Mark Jones, High Hampton Inn
Matt Kowal, The Gamekeeper's Tavern
Donna Nickerson, Biltmore Estate
Tim O'Brien, Blue Ridge Public Safety
Tom Sawyer, Sawyer Family Farmstead
Alissa Short, Mountain Dog Spa
Justin Souma, Benjamin F. Edwards
Bill Stanly, Mountaintop Golf Club
Rick Stargel, High South Ventures, LLC
David Stroud, C-H Humane Society
Karen Sullivan, Re/Max Summit Properties
Robin Taylor, H-C Hospital Foundation
Robin Tindall-Taylor, H-C Hospital Foundation
Natalia Tretiakov, The Corner Toy Store
Sandy Vinson, United Community Bank
Linda Wood, Church of the Good Shepherd