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As Matthews steps down, interim chamber president Medellin vows to press on


July 18, 2018

CHAMBER PRESIDENT George Medellin, center left, presents a plaque of appreciation to Bill Matthews, Chamber staffers and board members, present and past, are, from left, Sandi Thompson, Michele Carter, Dave Bauer, Medellin, Dave Jurney, Ian Rollins, Matthews, Susan Coleman, Karla Hogan and Mindy Hawland.

Bill Matthews has resigned from his position as president of the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce and board member George Medellin is serving as interim board chairman until regular board elections in January.

The chamber board of directors Friday, July 13, presented Matthews with a plaque in appreciation of his leadership, which began in January 2017.

Given his leadership style, Matthews said, it is time for him to step down and turn the chamber over to someone who is more a facilitator – "I think it's time for a new generation."

"I realize that there are some unresolved issues that are...

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