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Demming Bass resigning as Cobb Chamber’s chief operating officer

By Maria Saporta

Demming Bass, chief operating officer of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, announce he is resigning from the organization.

But don’t start speculating about whether he’s headed to another chamber. Bass said he is going to “pursue some exciting opportunities outside of the Chamber world.”

Demming Bass

Demming Bass

But most importantly, Bass  wrote in an email that he intends to create “some special memories through long-put-off travel plans with my twin girls, Ashley and Reagan, before they start school. Time is fleeting and only gives you a few rare windows of opportunity to take advantage of them before they’re gone.”

Before joining the Cobb Chamber in 2010, Bass had worked for the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce for six years. Before that, he started his career at the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

In the email announcing his departure, Bass spoke highly of his boss, David Connell, president of the Cobb Chamber.

“As I leave, I can’t say enough good things about my time here with David and our leadership team, staff and board,” Bass said. “I have been constantly amazed at the talent, dedication, and enthusiasm that our staff, members, volunteers and board bring to this organization on a daily basis. That’s the secret to the Cobb Chamber’s success and why its recent growth and accolades will continue for years and decades to come.”

In a follow-up email, Bass said that “seriously” he was going “to take the official ‘Bass Family Southern Ground Road Trip Tour’ across the South beginning in New Orleans with Mardi Gras. He also is working on a children’s book for them and “recording  an album of my songs in Nashville.”

Maria Saporta

Maria Saporta, Editor, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.


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