President -Main Street Chamber Greenville
An entrepreneur at heart, Karen has been involved in the small business community in the Upstate of South Carolina for more than 20 years. In the late 90’s Karen ran a successful image consulting business presenting “Dress for Success” workshops to local businesses and built a team of more than 40 consultants. Then in 1999, along with two partners, she developed a call center to set real estate appointments. The Appointment Center, Inc. quickly grew to become the benchmark for real estate appointment centers in the southeast, and currently sets appointments for approximately 80% of the real estate offices in the Upstate, serving offices in Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Atlanta, Virginia, Detroit, and throughout the southeast.
As president of Main Street Chamber-Greenville, Karen’s goal is to use her enthusiasm and love for the small business owner to develop an organization that will not only assist the small business owner, but also recognize and applaud true entrepreneurial spirit. “In this economy, more than ever it is important to band together as business owners and contribute our talents and ideas to the true benefit others. I cannot think of a time in recent history where this organization is more necessary or relevant. Now is the time to take action, and I believe that by working together we can produce results that would not be obtained by working independently.”