New Year, New Faces on Chamber Committees

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The Augusta Metro Chamber announces incoming Committee Chairs for Ambassadors and Women in Business. Kimberly VonAlmen keeps active in the community by volunteering as Committee Chair for the Chamber’s Ambassador Committee. Ashlee Duren is honored to use her time serving as Chair of the Women in Business Committee, and Courtney Patrick will work alongside her as Committee Co-Chair.


Kimberly VonAlmen works for Chick-fil-A Mullins Crossing and has experience in multiple industries including Retailing, Non-Profits, Advertising and Marketing. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Retail Management and Marketing from The University of South Carolina. Kimberly also serves as a member of the Chamber’s Women in Business Committee.



Ashlee Duren has been with Morris Communications, parent company for Augusta Magazine, for 16 years, beginning in the newsroom and working in marketing at The Augusta Chronicle. Ashlee is currently the publisher to Augusta Magazine, Augusta Family Magazine and Aiken Homes and Lifestyles.



Courtney Patrick is an attorney at Klosinski Overstreet, LLP focusing primarily on matters pertaining to real estate, corporate, intellectual property and estate planning/probate. She has served on the Women in Business Committee for 5 years.



The Chamber is confident each of these women will excel in their new committee roles, and positively represent the Augusta Metro Chamber and it’s members.


The Ambassador Committee serves as mentors to new members of the Chamber and works to promote existing members through their attendance of ribbon cuttings and other chamber events. Ambassadors strive to be the best and the brightest in terms of promoting the chamber and how it impacts the community. The mission of Women in Business is to strengthen the business community by providing programs and services that enhance the professional and personal goals of women. To learn more, visit