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3 Richmond County Chamber of Commerce Employees awarded scholarships

Kayla Fesperman, Emily Tucker and Taylor Player from the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce were each awarded scholarships at a recent conference.
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HAMLET — Three employees of the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce were recently awarded scholarships at a regional conference.

Emily Tucker, Kayla Fesperman and Taylor Player were each given scholarships to help pay for Chamber-related events across the nation during the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives event held in Winston-Salem. The CACCE comprises Chambers from North and South Carolina.

They were three of 27 Chamber employees from both states to be awarded.

Tucker, Chamber president, was awarded a scholarship for the National Conference for Chamber Executives, to be held in July in Long Beach, California.

Fesperman, director of membership and communications, was awarded full scholarship, which covers conference registration and hotel costs, to the 2019 CACCE Staff Leadership Development Conference.

Player, member relations specialist, was one of two to receive a partial scholarship to attend the U.S. Chamber Institute.


She will attend the Southeast Institute for Organization Management at the University of Georgia-Athens one week per year for four years starting June 22. There she will learn nonprofit management skills and network with Chamber professionals from across the nation, said Tucker, who graduated in 2010.

When applying for the scholarships, the three had to write essays explaining why they should be awarded.

“It helps us learn and bring new things back to Richmond County to share with our businesses here,” Tucker said.