The Dayton Chamber of Commerce, board of directors, recently announced that Jessica Sims has been named as the new executive director for the Dayton Chamber. Sims, the events coordinator for the chamber, and now she says she is looking forward to the challenges of executive director at the Dayton Chamber. Also promoted was Staci Wise, who in addition to her new duties as assistant director, also assumes duties as events coordinator. Jessica Sims has jumped head long into her new position, and now is planning the annual Taste of Dayton which this year, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, will be held out doors. –A Dayton Chamber spokesperson said they have two dates to consider for the Taste. The event is planned for September 10th, however since it is being held outdoors this year, they have also set aside September 24th, in case weather makes it necessary to move from the original date. New executive director Jessica Sims is a life time Dayton resident and is the daughter of Liberty County Fire Marshall Bill Hergemuller. Staci Wise, moved to Dayton 4 years ago. Originally, Staci was with the Chamber as a volunteer, but then came to work there as a receptionist and now after two years is promoted to assistant director. Again Jessica Sims, a Dayton native, has been named new director of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce.