Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new president with new ideas

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LURAY, Va. (WHSV) -- The Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce is now welcoming a new president, Regina Hilliard, after John Robbins left several months ago. Hilliard has some new ideas for the county, hoping to keep its economy strong.

Hilliard says business activity in the county and town has been great in the last few months with new businesses in Luray and Shenandoah, bringing new jobs. She hopes that the strong economic growth will continue but she says she wants to quote "get back to the basics."

What I mean by that in regards to visiting them and going to their business, talking to them, see if there is anything that we can do for them, or if there is anything that we can help the promote or help them in their business ethics, or anything like that," said Hilliard.

Hilliard says the chamber gets about 50,000 web hits monthly and 1400 visitors to the visitors center every month.

In 2014 tourism brought about $63 million into the Page-Luray area. That's up from about $61 million in 2012 and around $50 million in 2007.