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Boateng speaks at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Published 9:30am Friday, February 7, 2014

Many things in Chilton County are “working,” according to Bettina Boateng, news anchor for Alabama’s 13 News.

Boateng was the guest speaker at Tuesday’s Chilton County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

“All too often” bad news dominates headlines, Boateng said, but there is plenty of positive to be found.

“This is evident here in Chilton County,” she said.

Special guest: Bettina Boateng (left, shown with Chilton County Chamber of Commerce President Jannette Brasher) was the guest speaker at the chamber’s luncheon on Tuesday.
Special guest: Bettina Boateng (left, shown with Chilton County Chamber of Commerce President Jannette Brasher) was the guest speaker at the chamber’s luncheon on Tuesday.

Boateng said she was given the assignment of producing the first part of a 13 News series, “What’s Working in Alabama.”

Boateng reported on the LeCroy Career Technical Center, and mentioned the Peach Jam and the Shop Local initiative as other local efforts that are “working.”

Born in Germany and also having lived in Ghana, West Africa, Boateng said she is a first-generation American, something in which her African grandmother takes pride.

“She was able to come here and see that this is a country where dreams translate into reality,” Boateng said.

The next Chamber luncheon is scheduled for March 4, with Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell as guest speaker.

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