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Rowe to direct Lawrence County Chamber

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

SOUTH POINT, Ohio -- The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce has hired Jerry Rowe, retired general manager at Liebert Corp., as the new chamber director.

He replaces Bob Smith, who retired last year after four years as chamber director.

"It's so rare to have someone like Bob Smith before, who did an excellent job, and Jerry, who we feel is equal to the task and who brings a special skill set because of his busines administration experience and small business experience and devotion to public service," said Chamber President Ted Edwards.

"(Rowe) is committed to public service, and that's what this job is -- commitment to furthering small business interests in Lawrence County," Edwards said. "We feel confident he'll be a wonderful addition, and we feel pleased to have him."

Rowe will start his new job right away, possibly as soon as next week.

Edwards said Rowe also will work closely with Bill Dingus and Dan Mooney of the Lawrence County Economic Development Corp. to strengthen Lawrence County's business environment.