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Rhoda Smith and Carolyne Peterson plan to focus on tourism and growth for all Stevens County in their new roles at the Chamber.

Chamber hires two directors with long ties to Morris area

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Once they finish organizing Prairie Pioneer Days, Rhoda Smith and Carolyn Peterson, the two new directors of the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce plan to focus on tourism, membership, and economic growth across all of Stevens County.


Smith officially took the reins as administrative director of the Chamber at the beginning of June, and was joined by Peterson as tourism and membership director at the end of the month.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.