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Hickman chair for state—run chamber

Hickman chair for state—run chamber

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Eagle Staff Report

Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce CEO Royce Hickman was named chairman of the board for the state-run chamber.

The Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives elect a slate of directors to represent the interests of chamber professionals in Texas.

Hickman, who took over the position in January, will lead a board of nine officers and 18 directors. The board, representing more than 250 Texas chambers of commerce, will work throughout the year assisting in providing improved services to the business communities that they serve, officials said.

"This is a unique honor for me and for our community," Hickman said. "I want to thank in advance our committed board of directors and dedicated chamber staff for assisting in the fulfillment of my responsibilities both locally and statewide."

The state organization began in 1906, making it the oldest organization of chamber professionals in the United States. It is an organization of chamber executives from across the state with a mission "to enhance and promote the professional growth and competency of chamber of Commerce professionals," officials said.

The members of the organization work together to improve the business climate in Texas, while developing ways to enhance the quality of life in the communities that they represent.

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