Eight years ago this month I relocated to Lysander from suburban Philadelphia, Penn., where I now live with my two sons (Christopher and Daniel), my fur-son (Jack), and husband (Scott).
Where do you work? What are your responsibilities?
I have held the position of executive director of the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce for almost four years.
Something that many people don’t realize is that the chamber operates as a not-for-profit membership organization. As such, my primary responsibilities are to our members. Some of those include scheduling educational programming, providing networking opportunities, offering referrals, making connections, etc. The chamber is also responsible for the management of our Visitor Center, which is a hidden gem on Lock 24.
I am really excited to report that Baldwinsville is seeing an influx of businesses moving into the community, as well as expansions taking place with existing establishments, and entrepreneurs choosing to startup right here in our village. For example, Three Anchors Studio (located at 30 Oswego St.) has just opened, Savvy Chick has relocated to Baldwinsville from Solvay, Beyond The Attic Door has relocated due to expansion (but stayed in the village), and Sal’s Pizza is in the process of expanding/relocating. There is much more happening in the village - stay tuned!
What do you like most about your job? least?
I love working with Baldwinsville’s enthusiastic business owners who are truly committed and invested in our community. I feel that we live in one of the most dynamic communities in Onondaga County. It brings me great pleasure to have the opportunity to increase exposure of Baldwinsville’s culture and events in the media, beyond the boundaries of our vast community.
I honestly don’t dislike anything about my position but if I could change anything it would be to own the business myself. I feel that much passion for what I do.