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Tara Chapman, Chief Operating Officer

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As Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Haralson Chamber, Tara Chapman thrives in the connections business, where she tirelessly works to facilitate opportunities for business members. Through industry red carpet services, monthly networking events, seminars, online communities, and new resident guides, Chapman ensures that businesses are continuously placed in front of valuable connections, fostering growth and prosperity within the Greater Haralson area. Chapman and the Greater Haralson Chamber are at the forefront of driving economic development, advocating for businesses, and showcasing the county's tourism potential.

Chapman is a prominent figure in community leadership within the Greater Haralson area, and her dedication has made a lasting impact. Graduating from Haralson County High School in 2002, Chapman's roots in the region are deep, reflecting her strong commitment to service. Armed with a Bachelor's in Business Administration, specializing in Accounting from the University of West Georgia, Chapman embarked on her career journey with the Development Authority in May 2003, where her interest in economic development blossomed.

Renowned for her practical approach and unwavering determination, Chapman played a pivotal role in initiating discussions to merge various entities, leading to the formation of Grow Haralson. Assuming the position of COO at the Chamber in February 2014 marked a significant milestone in Chapman's career, signaling her dedication to fostering progress and collaboration in the region. Committed to continuous learning, Chapman completed the US Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organization Management program in June 2022, underscoring her commitment to professional growth.

Beyond her professional achievements, Chapman's contributions to the community have earned recognition including her tenure as the Bremen Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year for 2011-2012. With a solid foundation in economic development and a passion for her community, Chapman continues to make a meaningful impact as a respected leader in the Greater Haralson area.