Prendergast replaces Dana Glenn, who left KOSBE in June to accept a position with another economic development partner, NETWORKS.
Kingsport, TN, August 05, 2015 –(PR.com)– The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) announced today that Katie Prendergast has joined the Kingsport Chamber to provide assistance and support in all aspects of marketing and administrative activities related to KOSBE and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office. Katie Prendergast comes with previous event management experience and a family business background. She most recently completed an internship with Kingsport Fun Fest, and her parents have run a full-service residential remodeling construction company, Prendergast Construction, for over 30 years in the Tri-Cities’ area of East Tennessee.
Katie joins KOSBE as Administrative and Marketing Coordinator, and she will serve as the first point of contact for partners, vendors, clients and the public. Regarding her new duties, Katie comments, “I am excited to see where this next chapter takes me, and beyond happy to be staying with the Chamber.”
Aundrea Y. Wilcox, KOSBE Executive Director, said “Katie’s outstanding verbal skills, ability to handle multiple tasks, and knack for emerging technology and video has already made her a key addition to the Chamber. I am thrilled to have her working with me on my team at KOSBE. We have an aggressive strategic plan for the next three years, and I am confident that she is the right one to help us attain our program objectives.”
Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship KOSBE
Katie Prendergast, Administrative and Marketing Coordinator