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Polk State's Oguntola Assumes Chamber Reins at Annual Holiday Banquet


Last updated 12/14/2019 at 3:24pm

Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council Board Chairman Maryemma Bachelder celebrated a successful year at the annual holiday luncheon Dec. 6 as she prepared to turn the reins over to Andy Oguntola.

Past board chairmen, formerly called presidents, lined up in date order for the annual tradition of passing the gavel. First in line this year was Edwin Friedlander, who was Chamber president 60 years ago in 1959. Oguntola has the distinction of becoming the first African-American chairman since the Chamber was formed in 1915.

Oguntola is director of Polk State Colle...

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