Greater Farmington Chamber Announces New Board President
For immediate release – January 14, 2021
The Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce is a conduit for its members to connect with fellow businesses and community partners through powerful networking, promotion, and education, to achieve their goals. We are proud and excited to share the appointment of Emily Karlichek as president of the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
“I am honored to step into this role,” Karlichek said. “I have the privilege of working with business and nonprofit leaders in our community for several years, and I believe we have one of the most diverse, active and successful business communities in the region. I look forward to working more closely with my fellow board members to elevate our member businesses, and continue our role as a Chamber as a leader and resource in our community.”
Karlichek has served on the board since May of 2018 and has been a part of the executive committee in the role of secretary since October of 2019. An active member of our business community, Karlichek has worked for Chamber member businesses since 2015 and is passionate about the role of the Chamber in local businesses. Currently, she is the Director of Marketing and Outreach for Paulson’s Audio & Video, a longtime Chamber member business and fixture in the Greater Farmington landscape. She and her family made Farmington Hills their home in 2018 and have become active participants in the community.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Emily in several different capacities since we met in 2017, and I am looking forward further growing our partnership as she takes on the role of Board President,” said Connor Osborn, Executive Director of the Greater Farmington Chamber. “Emily brings important skill sets to our board and an inspiring energy to our Chamber. I am excited to work alongside her as we lead the Chamber and support the business community together.”
Karlichek succeeds Duane Reynolds, attorney at Wright Beamer as president, who served in the role for 2 years. The Chamber board has, over the past year, revised our mission statement and focuses, added a pillar structure among our board roles, and made updates and enhancements to our offerings to the business community. With a strong board, an engaged group of ambassadors and members, and an energized approach to serving the business community, we look forward to continued growth, collaboration and success for our members, area businesses and the Greater Farmington community at large.