Chamber announces new officers, dates for Ladies Day and WRTT announced

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Madame President Candy Brooks

The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that new officers were elected at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 25, and that dates for the 2017 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament and the World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament have been set by the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association.

Candy Brooks will be taking the Chamber President seat effective immediately, taking the place of five-year board member Marcy Shortuse. She will, however, be the tournament director for the 2017 World’s Richest.

Nat Italiano was elected vice president, and new board member Amy Prestia was named treasurer. New board member Karen Kelley was elected secretary. Board members Brian Corcoran and Gary Cross will remain, and new board member Kacy Cheske will join them, taking the place of Capt. Sandy Melvin who also left the board.

The Chamber also announced that the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association has set May 25 and 26, 2017 as the dates for next year’s World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament, and May 13 for the Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament.

Lastly, the Chamber announced that the new face behind the desk at their Park Avenue location next to the Pink Pony will be Wesley Locke. She takes the place of Kendra Flanagan, who held the position prior.

By the way, Tarpon Festival Weekend left the Chamber with no shirt or hat inventory, but they still have an ample supply of posters and tumblers still available. Stop by or call 964-0568 for more information.