Tonya Ross joins as Director of Marketing and Events

Richmond, IN.—The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Tonya Ross has joined the staff as Director of Marketing and Events.Tonya is a lifelong resident of Richmond and was the Orthopedic Service Line Director with Reid Health. Most recently, she has been collaborating with regional small businesses, managing social media campaigns, and coaching new owners with the Vintage Market Days franchise system.

Her event experience includes creating bi-annual large-scale events with Vintage Market Days Dayton-Cincinnati and a past owner of Just Between Friends, a local Wayne County seasonal event. Tonya has a true passion for community, creating customer experiences and fostering collaborations– especially in Wayne County.

“Tonya comes to us with experience in events, marketing and operations,” said Chamber President and CEO Melissa Vance. “This expertise will expand the current Chamber capabilities and serve our members and community well. She is an exceptional addition to the team.”

Tonya said, “I am excited to join the incredible Wayne County Chamber team and support our business community.”

Roxie Deer has been serving as Director of Programs & Events. However, she will be taking on the newest addition to the Chamber repertoire – Helping Young Professionals Engage (HYPE). “With Roxie’s passion around education, she will continue leading efforts in that area,” Vance said. “We know she will be the perfect leader to continue to grow young professional engagement in Wayne County and ensure the pipeline for our future workforce is complete.”

The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce is a business network that promotes members and the community by encouraging economic growth and a superior quality of life. The organization does this by providing network opportunities, developing strategic partnerships and a number of initiatives. These initiatives include the School is Cool awards program, the Taste of Wayne County, Community Improvement Awards, hosting local political debates and more. For more information about joining or volunteering with the Chamber, visit