Subity's departure from Chamber leaves a void


The community will be losing a familiar face soon, following the resignation of Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carrie Subity.

Subity submitted her letter of resignation on Monday, and cited personal reasons for her decision — most notably her desire to be able to spend more time with her young family than her responsibilities with the Chamber were allowing.

“It certainly was [a surprise],” said Board President Todd Hickman. “She’s done a fantastic job and has served the Chamber very, very well for the past seven years — the past two years as executive director — and it certainly came as a complete surprise to us.”

Subity has been a steady hand in leading the day-to-day operations of an organization that sports approximately 800 members. She is a cheerleader for the business community, works tirelessly to promote the entire region and has proven to be efficient and tireless in her efforts.

From our standpoint, Subity has always been reliable in the information she provided us to relay to you, the readers, and she has made herself available at nearly every moment we have asked. So, yes, she has been tremendous for local press, but she has also been highly-respected by the Chamber’s board of directors.

“We wish her all the best,” said Hickman. “Her decision came as a big surprise to us because she had really helped guide the Chamber in a fantastic direction, but we wish her nothing but the best for her future. We’re sad to see her go because of everything she’s contributed and, beyond that, she’s just a great person, too. It’s business as usual during the transition... The Chamber’s operations are going to continue without interruption during the transition and we’re going to move quickly to make sure we hire the right person and continue with the great service that we provide.”

And, yes, all that is true. The Chamber has lost great employees before, including executive directors, and continued to provide excellent service to the businesses it serves. That’s no different than any organization that loses a valuable employee — you have to just keep marching. But that doesn’t lessen Subity’s loss as much as it illustrates the strength of the Chamber.

Carrie, all of us at the Coastal Point wish you nothing but the best in anything and everything you do in the future. We thank you for being a great friend to the paper over the years, and look forward to continued friendship with you down the road.

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There appears to be a resolution in the situation regarding the peacocks over at James Farm. Following her letter in last week’s Point concerning complaints about the peacocks roaming freely, Diane Turner said she has been flooded with support and will build an enclosure to keep the peacocks safe and out of other people’s yards. Once again, this community dazzles us with its ability to rally around a person or cause. Well done, all.