Trent Looks Back and Forward During Chamber 10-Year Anniversary (AUDIO INCLUDED)

Tabitha Trent

2021 marks the ten-year anniversary of the latest version of the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County. The former Chamber disbanded after they were unable to overcome some tax-related issues. When the Chamber was resurrected in 2011, they faced several unique challenges such as communicating to local
businesses that they were different while at the same time assuring that they would maintain the same positives aspects of the former chamber.

As part of a series of interviews, WOKC speaks to many former and current members of the Chamber to discuss what the past ten years have been like, the
challenges, what they are proud of and their vision for the future of the Chamber and local businesses alike.

This month we talk with Tabitha Trent, the current Chamber President. Trent has been a board member since 2013 and the President for 6 years. Trent speaks about how and why she became involved and why a community needs a Chamber. Trent also talks about how challenging 2020 was and how Okeechobee businesses did. She looks back on her memories as well as what she would like to see from the Chamber in the future. You can listen to the entire interview below.

Our WOKC interview with Okeechobee County Chamber President Tabitha Trent