One woman to take city to new limits
Amanda Byers joins the team at the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce as of March 1, 2018 as President/CEO of the organization. She’s excited to exercise leadership over all chamber affairs, collaborate with members and all members of the community. Her addition to the Chambers is expected to give a fresh look and approach to the way business see the City of Beavercreek.
Byers is a former Beavercreek High School graduate who remained a Beavercreek resident. She’s looking forward to continuing to grow the business community while developing relationships between the city, the chamber, and its members.
But, what exactly does a President/CEO do for the chambers and its members? She’ll become the key representative in which business owners and employers can turn to for assistance and advice.”I’m looking to grow the membership base at the Chamber. I believe the economy is continuing to bounce back and the chamber should be taking full advantage, assist current and new businesses to grow within the city,” she said.
Byers indicated that it takes a strong, confident, motivated and organized professional who is passionate about the community. “I’ve said for years that a chamber is its own animal; with the need to know the ins and outs of daily operations, which I have experienced,” she said.
To help prepare her for this huge task and position, she will begin training by chamber board members. During that time, she is planning on becoming part of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Ohio, which is an organization of other chamber members from across the state of Ohio. She comes to the chamber as a Program Manager for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce for the past 12 years. In addition to working with membership recruitments, retention and sponsorship, she has created and managed the Dayton Area Logistics Associates, which has grown to over 250 plus participants. She also coordinated the Dayton/Miami Valley Safety Council Board for the past ten years. With these positions, she has worked with legislators at both the state and local levels on a variety of issues.
“The Beavercreek community as a whole has always been one of my favorite areas to be in the region, obviously as I chase to raise my family here. We have great schools with strong educators. The activities the city has to offer are very attractive: the Taste of Greene County, an annual Beavercreek Chamber run event, the Annual Popcorn Festival, a variety of shopping opportunities, our parks, bike trails and much more,” Byers said. “The close proximity to Wright Patterson Air Force Base makes Beavercreek an ideal location for businesses to grow as well as families with ties to the base to live.”
The Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce and the City of Beavercreek are looking forward to welcoming Byers to her new position.
For questions or for more information, please contact the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce at (937) 426-2202.
*Byers is one of the many outstanding people that help make this community the best.