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Ashley Andrews, 26, was hired a little more than a month ago as executive director of the Dardanelle Area Chamber of Commerce. She was just in time to finish preparations for Yell Fest, which was held Friday and Saturday. Her professional mentor, Arkansas Tech assistant professor Thomas Vaughn, called Andrews “smart, engaged and charismatic.” He said she will be a “great advocate” for business leaders in the community.