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Lorraine-GossettMember: Lorraine Gossett
Company: Baptist Memorial Hospital
Position: Director of Wellness and Industrial Relations

Areas of Expertise:

"I have a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology and Education. I manage Baptist Memorial Hospital's Fitness and Wellness Center, Health Quest and am responsible for all fitness and wellness programming at the facility. I am a certified Smoking Cessation Instructor and also teach weight management and stress management classes for community and corporate groups. As the Director of Industrial Relations I offer comprehensive health and wellness services to area businesses and industry. Baptist Industrial Services works to promote and protect the health of workers through preventive services, treatment of injuries, and education. We offer wellness education, health fairs, flu shots, employee drug screens, post-offer employment evaluations, and various other services to meet the specific needs are area businesses."

Other Interests:

"I enjoy fitness walking, tennis, reading, shopping, singing in the choir at Second Baptist Church, and writing women's bible studies. I am Co-Chairman of the Hometown Walk of Hope and serve on the Board of Directors for the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse."

Why did you join the Chamber?

"I believe in getting involved in one's community. I think it is important for community leaders and businesses to support each other in order to help each other grow and prosper."

Why do you serve as an Ambassador?

"I serve as an Ambassador in order to assist the Chamber at various events and activities. The Chamber of Commerce is so vital to our community and the leaders there need assistance in order to offer quality programs and events to Obion County. Serving as a Chamber Ambassador has also afforded me with many networking opportunities and chances to meet other business leaders."

What is the Chamber's role in the business community?

"I believe the Chamber's role is to first and foremost help our community grow. The Chamber offers numerous programs to area businesses in order to keep them informed and involved in their community. They also offer programs and networking opportunities that can help businesses grow and succeed and learn from each other."