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Few people who aren’t a member in the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, or a community leader who works with the local chamber, realize that the office is run by three spunky women with a passion for their community and the businesses that are the backbone of it.  They manage to promote and educate their 700-800 members and the community at large on the importance of local commerce in a community.  Meet the women that make things happen within Franklin County.  They manage to do big things and still manage to be personable and humble.

 (Carmen Inman, on left, Suzy Hosley, center, Carmen Engle on right)
Carmen Inman, President/CEO  – began her career at the Frankfort Area Chamber in November 1996 as Membership Representative, was promoted to Office Manager in 1997, and became Executive Director in September 2005, she was named President/CEO in 2014.  Carmen is responsible for supervising and managing the day to day operations of the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce.  As President/CEO she reports to the Chairman of the Board and keeps the Chairman and Executive Committee informed for issues before and after the monthly Board meetings. The President/CEO is responsible for a full range of activities of the Chamber, organizational structure and procedures, employment, training and direct supervision of staff,  financial oversight of all Chamber programs, interpretation and implementation of policy and Chambers’ Program of Work, and collaborates with the business community to provide support and sustain the Chamber’s wide range of programs and initiatives.  Carmen is a 2015 graduate of Institute for Organizational Management and is a Kentucky Accredited Chamber Executive. Email: chamber@frankfortky.info


Suzy Hosley, Member Services Director – began her career at the Frankfort Area Chamber in September 2007 as Administrative Assistant. Suzy  was promoted to Office Manager/Members Services in July 2011 and Member Services Director in 2014.  Suzy l

eads the Ambassadors, Leadership Frankfort program and our newly developed Young Professionals program, as well as our Annual Total Resource Campaign. Suzy’s primary objectives include: efforts to foster positive relationships with existing members and optimize their experience, recruit new members, and promote membership benefits and events. Suzy and her Ambassador team also work to increase member participation and retention, and identify ways to promote member companies.  Email: suzy@frankfortky.info

Carmen Engle, Office Manager – began her career at the Frankfort Chamber in January 2012 as our part-time Administrative Assistant and moved to Office Manager in 2014.  Carmen organizes and maintains the office she maintains the membership records and database and related activities such as, but not limited to, the processing of membership invoices, delinquent member reports and dropped member reports.  She processes and maintains the accounts receivable records, invoicing non dues related receivables, matching deposits to invoices and correct accounting codes to the appropriate Chamber accounts.  She handles member questions and maintains event registration.  Email: office@frankfortky.info

For more information about becoming a chamber member, or to find out the various events that they promote and are involved in, find them online, on Facebook, Twitter or download their FrankfortKY2Go app in the Google Play or iTunes Store.