After only a few months of serving as the Glen Rose Chamber of Commerce president, Bill Atkinson left his post to pursue other opportunities.

Atkinson, who was hired in August 2008, left Wednesday to pursue his own Web-based business.

“He left to develop his Web business,” said Darrell Best, chairman of the board. “It was his choice and he left on good terms. We are actively looking for enthusiastic Glen Rosians to step in.”

Best said the board will start the process of finding Atkinson’s replacement tonight.

“The board is meeting tonight to discuss the position,” Best said. “We are looking for someone from Somervell County who loves the area and will be a champion for the chamber.”

Atkinson apparently offered to stay on board through the end of May, but the board decided to “transition sooner,” Best said.

The chamber is actively planning a Casino Night fundraiser, scheduled in April.