MOUNT PLEASANT—The Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Mrs. Melissa Flowers has accepted the position of Membership Coordinator and Small Business Growth Specialist.
A Certified Management Accountant and member of the Institute of Management Accountants, Flowers previously held accounting positions at AEGON Investment Management in Cedar Rapids and Cambridge Investment Research in Fairfield. She also has experience in banking.
Flowers, a native of Belle Plaine, Iowa, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. While at AEGON, she helped launch and lead a young professionals program. More recently, she has served as Community Service Chair for Access Mount Pleasant, a Chamber sponsored young professionals group.
“Melissa combines absolute professionalism with deep business knowledge and a warm, friendly personality,” said Mr. Kiley Miller, Executive Vice President of the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance. “She is the perfect person to continue the Chamber’s growth and to add value for our members.”
Flowers’ husband, Andy, is General Manager of the Walmart Supercenter in Mount Pleasant.
“Andy and I have enjoyed the hospitality the many residents of Mount Pleasant have shown us,” Flowers said. “I am looking forward to giving back to the community and I encourage everyone to offer feedback and fresh ideas that I can take back with me to the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance.”
Flowers takes over for Mrs. Judy Marshall, who is leaving the Chamber Alliance after four years, three of them as Membership Coordinator. During her time guiding Chamber programs, Marshall increased membership by nearly 20 percent, to more than 300 members. She also streamlined Chamber sponsorship programs, launched the Look Local First initiative, and sparked tremendous growth and enthusiasm in the Chamber Ambassadors program.
“Thanks to Judy, the Chamber is in a wonderful position for future growth,” Miller said.