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Chamber Member Highlight – HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Engage)

March 7, 2018

Before HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Engage) was HYPE, a Young Adult Professionals (YAP) organization was formed in 2003 by a group of community members who saw the need to have an organization dedicated to providing resources and events to connect young people in the Wayne County area. The group began coordinating bi-monthly networking nights, golf outings, and started the annual wine festiva …Read more

Chamber Member Highlights

February 28, 2018

Highlights from Chamber Member: Blue Buffalo and Omen make the headlines and great things are going on at Richmond Symphony Orchestra and Cope Environmental Center. Blue Buffalo, amid Richmond construction, bought by General Mills

Blue Buffalo, which produces natural pet food products, was acquired by the well-known packaged and processed food co …Read more


Chamber names Melissa Vance as new President/CEO

February 26, 2018

The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce and its board of directors has named Melissa Vance for the position of President and CEO. This announcement comes following the resignation of former President, Phil D’Amico, in January. “The board is excited to have Melissa as the new President and CEO,” said board chair Lee Elzemeyer. “She has done a great job in her current position and we lo …Read more

You Can Be Debt Free

February 23, 2018

Blogger, Author, and Going Debt Free Advocate Queen of Free, Cherie Lowe, is coming to Richmond Since 2008, Cherie Lowe has been confidently wearing a plastic crown and encouraging others to dream big dreams.  Center City Development Corporation and Urban Enterprise Association is bringing Cherie to Richmond on February 26th at 6pm to Downto …Read more

Meet the Interns (Michael Black & Hunter Haskett)

February 21, 2018

The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce has two bright and hardworking interns this semester, Michael Black from Earlham College and Hunter Haskett from Richmond High School. Here is your chance to “Meet the Interns”: --- Name: Michael Black (Earlham College) Studying: Business and Nonprofit Management major; Computer Science minor (Earlham) …Read more

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