Passing of the Gavel
Posted: 01/09/2013
Author: Town of Century

Don Ripley, Administrator of Century Care Center since 1999, has served the Century Area Chamber of Commerce as a Board Member for 13 years, President for two years, and Vice President for approximately 10 years.   

Don says that he is flattered to be selected but will not ever be able to fill the shoes of Benny Barnes, who has done more for Century than anyone he knows.  Mr. Barnes will remain on the Board of Directors. 

Don added, “We have a very capable board and I'm sure they will keep me straight.   I'm proud to do what I can for Century as I've come to love the people here. 

“I’d like to see more people active in the Chamber.  That would allow us to implement new ideas and garner suggestions to improve our employment opportunities.  Ideally, we would like to create an environment that allows our kids to stay in the area after their education is complete.  

“We encourage anyone interested in improving life and job opportunities in the Century Area to please join us and be a part of the efforts of the Century Area Chamber of Commerce."

The Century Area Chamber of Commerce meets the first Thursday of every month.

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