Meyers named executive director

GREENCASTLE — The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently appointed Valerie Meyers as the new executive director by an unanimous vote.

Meyers has been serving as interim executive director since June, with the departure of Georgina Cranston, who had served the chamber for five years before moving into her current position with the Small Business Development Center at Shippensburg University.

Meyers has been at the Chamber since September 2015, serving in the capacity of executive assistant, fulfilling multiple administrative responsibilities and acting as community liaison for Chamber events such as Sidewalk Days and Heritage Christmas in addition to administrative support for Chamber business.

Her role as executive director will include expanded member relations, legislative advocacy, strategic planning for the Chamber and the G-A community, and Chamber representation among the broader Franklin County business sector.

“Moving Valerie into the executive director role was an easy decision,” said Board President Stan Flenner. “Valerie has guided our Chamber flawlessly since being appointed to the interim position in a very difficult year.”

“I am honored to be named the Chamber’s executive director,” Meyers said. “Chambers serve vital roles for our member businesses, acting as conduits for the fast-changing legislative climate, offering encouragement and support for our small businesses, and strengthening business-to-business relationships among our members. The members of the G-A Chamber amaze me with their ambition and fortitude, and I look forward to continuing to support them and to see our community thrive.”