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Brandi Langner recently took over as executive director of the Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

FULTON, Ill. — Brandi Langner, a resident of Sterling, Illinois, recently joined the Fulton Chamber of Commerce as the Executive Director. Find out more about her in this week’s edition of Meet Your Neighbor.

What is your favorite thing about working on the Mississippi River?

It’s alive; I’m a motorcyclist so people like to ride the river and people love to be on the river whether it’s literally on the river boating or motorcyclists coming up the river. The fact that the Mississippi is such an iconic place, it draws people of all persuasions so it’s a neat thing to be a part of.

What is your favorite thing about your new job as Executive Director of the Fulton Chamber of Commerce?

People. We’re just going to circle back to people for everything. Every job I ever do is for people and it always equates back to that. Meeting new people like our Chamber members or potential new Chamber members and helping them in whatever way I can.

What are you currently reading?

Oh gosh, now I’m going to get called out, my guilty pleasure is the Janet Evanovich series. I just started the new one yesterday, “Turbo Twenty-Three.”

What is your family like?

I’ve been married for 25 years to my high school sweetheart who works up the road at Drives. I have two children ages 18 and 21, a granddaughter who is 2 and a Yorkie-Poo who is 5.

What is your favorite weekend activity?

Anytime that I can spend with my kids. They’re out of the house now so whenever they can come and visit.

What future area events are you excited for?

I mentioned I’m a motorcyclist and we’ve never attended the bike blessing in Fulton so that’s a must. We’ve been motorcyclists for the past 10 years and a bike blessing is basically where you have a local pastor who is willing to meet with motorcyclists and do a blessing of the bikes for a safe riding season because it is a dangerous hobby. I’m looking forward to doing that next spring.

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