FOLLANSBEE — The incoming president of the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce stated his plans incorporate expanded use of technology to promote the team and its organization associates and presenting valuable details to assistance them flourish and mature.
For the duration of a new job interview, Eric Fithyan pulled out a company card determining his new part in the chamber and pointed to a QR code printed on it.
He reported scanning the code with a smartphone will take everyone directly to the chamber’s internet site, where by they will uncover back links to the sites of the variety of corporations belonging to the chamber.
Fithyan mentioned the site was founded some time back beneath the path of outgoing president Debbie Puskarich and also features addresses, mobile phone quantities and other contact facts for several area enterprises and businesses.
“It’s seriously a funnel of data,” explained Fithyan, who will join a typically new slate of officers starting off three-calendar year phrases in January.
They consist of Jeanne Wohnhas, vice president Jennifer McFadden, secretary and Brandy Puskarich, who will trade the workplace of vice president for treasurer.
Fithyan explained he also will use the chamber’s Facebook web page to announce impending events, this kind of as the series of no cost summer concerts held at Follansbee Park.
With money guidance from local corporations, he arranged past summer’s concert events and has established about scheduling performers for future summer time.
Fithyan additional he hopes to arrange enterprise right after several hours events to stimulate networking among the chamber users and set up visitor speakers to existing instructional classes valuable to regional firms.
He stated he and the other chamber leaders, such as its board of directors, will build on what has been attained by former presidents Puskarich and Tony Paesano and their teams.
“Their management has gotten us to in which we are,” stated Fithyan, who added right after currently being elected president, he sought assistance from Paesano, who was named president emeritus in acknowledgment of his 25 decades as chamber president.
Fithyan stressed the chamber’s pursuits, as before, will be a crew effort and hard work.
“Although I’m below to direct, every and each 1 of our customers actually make up the chamber,” he mentioned, adding he would like to collaborate with other nearby chambers in organizing occasions.
Fithyan mentioned the chamber’s membership grew exponentially below Puskarich and he hopes to catch the attention of other people, who he stated can profit from their involvement as he has.
“It really gave me a tool as a business operator to hook up to a whole lot of other assets when I first began,” he stated.
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