As the new director of the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce, Jill Hartman wants to bring a little bit of sunshine to local businesses.
My approach is to lead by example. Shop local. Keep a positive attitude and remember that a smile can be contagious. I want camaraderie. I want us to be working with other entities, she said.
Hartman took over as Chamber director a couple of months ago. Shell be available Friday for a meet-and-greet session during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Chambers new location in the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. The event doubles as a retirement reception for the Chambers longtime secretary, Aileen Wilson, and will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. in the lobby at the Bowlus.