26 Jul 2011 Greenbrier Chamber adds Higgins
The Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce has a new but familiar face heading up administrative duties – Verna Higgins.
The board announced this week that Verna will be serving as the chamber administrator.
A Greenbrier resident since 1992, her husband, Randy, is the district general manager for SimplexGrinnell in Little Rock and also serves as a justice of the peace on the Faulkner County Quorum Court.
They have two sons: Matthew and his wife Danielle who live in Conway, and Mitchell who is a student at Greenbrier Junior High. She, Randy and Mitchell attend Immanuel Baptist Church, where Verna has served as the secretary.
Verna has also been a small business owner who operated a daycare, and more recently has substituted for the Greenbrier School District in classrooms and administration offices. She has also been active in the chamber as an Ambassador, attending ribbon-cuttings and serving as a photographer.
Verna’s past experience in office administration and her genuine interest in Greenbrier make her a very good fit for this position, according to chamber president Treva Branscum. “Being a former small business owner she also understands the importance of community support and that together we can accomplish much,” Treva said.
Verna will have set days in the chamber office (located in the City Event Center) but can also be reached by calling the chamber number (501.679.4009) or by email ([email protected]) to answer questions about the chamber.
One of the first opportunities to meet Verna will be at the Annual Teacher Breakfast on Monday, Aug. 15, that has been expanded to include a Business Expo and will be open to the public in the afternoon. “Chances are you will see her before then as she has literally hit the ground moving and is already out and about in Greenbrier making her presence known!”