Miller named COO for Eureka Springs chamber

Friday, June 2, 2017

Paul A. Miller has been named the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce’s new chief operating officer.

Miller said he was extremely honored and excited to be chosen for the position.

“I am looking forward to working with the board and business community,” Miller said.

According to a press release from the chamber, Miller is a business owner and has a master’s degree. He also has experience as a project manager in the space and aeronautics industry. Miller has worked for more than 16 years as a technical supervisor to the NASA Johnson Space Center Office of External Relations and Public Affairs.

According to the release, Miller hopes to execute the chamber’s work plan, grow membership and re-start the Chamber’s role in economic development.

Chamber board of directors chairwoman Cathy Handley said Miller’s work history demonstrates his ability to develop high-level business plans and models associated with community outreach.

“Our chamber is a diverse collection of businesses with a focus on tourism. The board sought someone who is invested in Eureka Springs, experienced in business and who is willing and able to reach out to the community … sharing with them the important work we do as a chamber,” Handley said.

She added, “Paul, with his love of Eureka Springs, is the perfect person to oversee our chamber and to educate the public about what our chamber does for all of us.”

The mission of the chamber, Handley said, is to facilitate tourism through visitor services, lead response and group travel, facilitate the networking of area businesses and act as an advocate for businesses on the local and state level.

The release says the chamber’s directors will soon announce a date, time and place for an upcoming mid-year meeting, where Miller will be introduced and new, enhanced services will be rolled out.

“This is an exciting time for our chamber. We like to call this ‘a new day with a new direction and a new director,’ ” Handley said.

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