The Comanche Chamber of Commerce has a new leader these days. She’s young, energetic and very, very excited to be back in her hometown. In fact, Maegan Caffey graduated from Texas Tech with a marketing degree in December of 2015 so the ink on her diploma isn’t even dry yet. When I asked her about this, Caffey seemed much less nervous than I expected.
“Obviously, I’m a little scared because I have some very big shoes to fill, but at the same time, I’m very excited to see what new things I can do for Comanche. I can’t actually tell you what those ideas are because, obviously, I have a board to answer to, and members will have to sign off on them. Some will even require the approval of the city council.”
The only thing I could coax out of her is that she does want to see if the chamber can’t get the youth more involved in the community so I have no inside info on just what Caffey is hoping to accomplish.
In the meantime, Maegan, who had never even attended a chamber banquet as a guest, now has her first as a chamber director under her belt, and everyone who attended can attest to the fact that it was a great one.
“Oh…banquet,” she said when I asked her about it. I was so nervous that it would not turn out well, but it went smoothly and I’m really happy with the way it all turned out….but the banquet wasn’t nearly as big to me and did not pressure me nearly as much as the TMRA rally did. There was a lot riding on that one, and I was really nervous that I could not pull it off, but it was a great group to work with. They accepted me with open arms, and we are really excited about next year. I couldn’t have asked for a better first event.
“Right now my biggest thing is that we have so much changing in the community as a whole, and here at the chamber we just want to build on that to help bring life back into the community. Not in a million years did I ever dream that I would be right back here in my hometown, but it has probably been the best move I have ever made. There is just something about coming back here and giving back to the community who helped raise me. I grew up going to events, but I appreciate them so much more from this side of the fence.”
And here at United, we agree. Things are popping in Comanche, and it’s time for all of us to climb aboard