The Marine City Chamber of Commerce has named Marine City native Kyla Hatcher as the new Executive Director. Hatcher, who graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Sales from Central Michigan University, has grown up in Marine City and worked at The Sweet Tooth for seven years, giving her first-hand knowledge of business in the area. Last fall, The Sweet Tooth owner and Chamber board member, Todd May involved Kyla in the city’s signature “Merrytime Christmas” festivities where Hatcher got a taste of working with downtown businesses through the Chamber on events.
In her new role, Kyla said she is “excited to make changes and have a say in events while representing the ‘younger generation.’” She said the big focus now, though, is the Chamber’s “Llama Races” in partnership with the Washington Life Center and a golf outing in May. With that, she said she wants to “talk to the community and understand what they would like to see next.”
Former Executive Director Erika DeLange announced her resignation in mid-January after four years in the position. Kyla said following DeLange that she “has big shoes to fill. She has done wonderful things for the city and area. She really rebranded the Chamber as a whole and increased the value of membership substantially.”
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.