• Chamber hires Kim Akin as executive director

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    Kimberly Akin started her new position as the Boyne Area Chamber's Executive Director on December 17th. Kim has served as the Executive Director of the Houghton Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for the past four years.
    John Cool, the Boyne Chamber's incoming Board President for 2019, commented:  "We had many qualified applicants for this position, and after two rounds of interviews, Kim was our consensus choice. We're confident that she will do a great job and we're excited to welcome her to the Boyne community," Cool said.
    Kim Akin was highly involved in her community in the Houghton Lake area. She served as the Chair of the Roscommon Township and Denton Township Planning Commissions, while consulting in both townships' zoning departments. Prior to entering the Chamber world she was the Zoning Administrator at Denton Township and an elected Roscommon County Road Commissioner. Over the years, Kim has been an active Rotarian and Lions Club member as well as serving on various committees and volunteering whenever possible.
    Kim enjoys spending her free time with her two children and family, boating, camping, reading, volunteering in her community and shopping. Her daughter Taylar Akin is the executive director of the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce.
    Kim is an advocate for business and Northern Michigan communities and is thrilled to begin her new venture in Boyne. "I am very excited to start this new chapter in my life. I am looking forward to learning about the Boyne area, meeting community members, and working to help in any way I can."
    Akin replaces Ashley Cousens, who accepted a position as Communications Specialist for the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.
    > Kim's email is kim@boynechamber.com.
    Contact:
    Kim Akin
    2315826222

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