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Chamber
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Masters of Business Administration degree
    Clemson University
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Chamber Execs - Connecting Executives
chamberexecs.com, 12 Dec 2013 [cached]
Kent Dykes
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Kent Dykes
"We had some huge shoes to ...
www.easleychamber.org, 9 June 2012 [cached]
"We had some huge shoes to fill with the retirement of Kent Dykes.
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Kent Dykes, Easley Chamber of Commerce President, announced his intention to retire effective June 29, 2012.  The announcement was made at the Easley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday (May 15).
Dykes joined the Easley Chamber in 2003, when he retired from Milliken Corporation to accept the position of Membership Director for the Easley Chamber.  During his time as Membership Director, the chamber expanded by over 135 members.   In 2004, he was selected as President of the Chamber, and has since seen a steady increase in membership.  During the recent economic downturn, Dykes was credited for his ability to maintain the organizations stability.
“It’s been a pleasure to have served the Easley area as the Chamber President.  I can’t imagine a better job to have, than to be able to interact with folks in the community and serve as an advocate for the area businesses and industry.  Easley has seen steady growth, and it is my hope that the Chamber will continue to play a large role in continued growth.†stated Dykes.
Leadership Pickens County
www.leadershippickens.com, 4 Jan 2014 [cached]
Kent Dykes Easley Chamber of Commerce
Kent Dykes, Easley Chamber ...
www.easleychamber.org, 16 May 2012 [cached]
Kent Dykes, Easley Chamber of Commerce President, announced his intention to retire effective June 29, 2012. The announcement was made at the Easley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday (May 15).
Dykes joined the Easley Chamber in 2003, when he retired from Milliken Corporation to accept the position of Membership Director for the Easley Chamber. During his time as Membership Director, the chamber expanded by over 135 members. In 2004, he was selected as President of the Chamber, and has since seen a steady increase in membership. During the recent economic downturn, Dykes was credited for his ability to maintain the organizations stability.
"It's been a pleasure to have served the Easley area as the Chamber President. I can't imagine a better job to have, than to be able to interact with folks in the community and serve as an advocate for the area businesses and industry. Easley has seen steady growth, and it is my hope that the Chamber will continue to play a large role in continued growth. stated Dykes.
Dykes lives in Easley and is heavily involved in numerous community agencies, including the Boy Scouts, Leadership Pickens County, Pickens County Vision 2025, and Sassafras Mountain Improvement.
The Easley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will begin a search for Dykes replacement immediately.
"Kent is leaving some mighty big shoes to fill. stated Dr. Brian Swords, Easley Chamber Board Chairman. "Kent has been a good friend to many, and a very stable figure at the Chamber for many years, and we are very thankful for his eight years of dedication and service to the community."
Kent ...
www.easleychamber.org, 25 Oct 2012 [cached]
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