Cassie Sokol is the new coordinator for the Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce. She officially took over the 20-hour per week position at the beginning of July.
"I look forward to the promotion of our towns, communities and businesses," she said. "I hope to do some different activities, ones which bring in more businesses and give businesses a reason for joining the Chamber."
The Area Chamber of Commerce includes members ranging from retail and service to professionals and other community organizations.
"I think we are getting a good start on more things happening in our towns," Sokol said of her first weeks on the job.
A native of Toledo, Sokol is the daughter of Judy Gates and Greg Gates. She is a 2005 graduate of South Tama High School. She was business manager for cosmetics at Estee Lauder at Younkers in Marshalltown before assuming the Chamber position.
Her husband, Brian, is an investment adviser and certified financial planner at The State Bank of Toledo.
They have a five-year-old son, Keidyn, who will be in 1st grade at South Tama this fall.