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Interim president keeps Augusta's chamber steady

...family. Three weeks later, Ms. Jones was working for the chamber. She has worked for three presidents: Mr. Presnell, Al Hodge and Jim West. Each administration was unique, Ms. Jones said. "You have to be flexible and willing to accept the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/19/bus_446191.shtml
Business
Presnell bids chamber farewell

...LEADERS Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce presidents in recent years: - Ed Presnell: 2002-05 - Jim West: 1998-2002 - Al Hodge: 1989-97 - Charles Bellman: 1974-89 - Robert Stagg: 1972-74 Source: The Augusta Chronicle archives

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/16/bus_458735.shtml
Business
News you can use

...positions have moved to Atlanta. Although the economic fallout to Augusta is expected to be minimal, Chamber President Al Hodge said losing a division headquarters makes the city less attractive to other companies prospecting for headquarters locations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/17/met_358871.shtml
Metro
Chamber should look at how it does business

...leaders should be asking is this: Is it the person that is flawed, or is it the system? Mr. West's predecessor, Al Hodge, was driven out of town five years ago for his role in the Titleist fiasco. (The Richmond County business leaders who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/23/bus_345398.shtml
Business | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Chamber president resigns

...announce its plans for interim leadership and then a search for a new president." Mr. West replaced chamber president Al Hodge, who was ousted in 1997 for his role in the Titleist fiasco, in which Augusta officials secretly lobbied the golf ball...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/20/met_344849.shtml
Metro
Card logo prompts concerns

...Columbia and Burke counties under it's wings. But Columbia County nearly succeeded three years ago when then-President Al Hodge secretly attempted to steer a major industrial prospect - Titleist - to Richmond County after it already entered discussions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/04/bus_297956.shtml
Business | Columbia County Commission
Office reimbursed for work

...discussions with Columbia County officials. The company subsequently located elsewhere and then-Metro Chamber President Al Hodge was forced to resign. The new contract, developed primarily by authority Chairman Monty Osteen and attorney Jerry Dye...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/09/bus_241318.shtml
Business
Chamber to reorganize

...squabbling over the same project, as happened in late 1996 and early 1997 when the Metro Augusta group's then-president, Al Hodge, began efforts to lure golf ball manufacturer Titleist to Richmond County after the company had already put Columbia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/18/bus_226300.shtml
Business | Columbia County Commission
Blanchard: Chamber critics taking cheap shots

...participation from those same companies now," Mr. Kreager said. The chamber has been without a president since April, when Al Hodge resigned. Mr. Blanchard appointed a committee that selected Tom Kaleta as acting president until the end of the year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/29/biz_212056.shtml
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Industry recruiters put Augusta's name forward

...said Kevin Shea, a vice president on the chamber staff and newly elected development authority secretary. He replaces Al Hodge as secretary after Mr. Hodge resigned as chamber president to take a similar post in Rome, Ga.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/16/biz_208371.shtml
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