By 1812Blockhouse

An upcoming event marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development. The community is set to gather on March 27, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, at the Byron Kee Center of North Central State College to extend a warm welcome to Ellen Heinz, newly appointed President and CEO. This open house reception, complete with appetizers and drinks, is not just an occasion to meet Ellen but also an opportunity to celebrate her remarkable journey to leadership.

From Vision to Leadership

Ellen Heinz’s career is a testament to her dedication to economic development, collaboration, and community engagement. Her wealth of experience spans several pivotal roles, including Vice President of Human Resources at New Horizons Baking Company, Executive Director of the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation, and Workforce Development Director at North Central State College. Ellen’s trajectory has been marked by her passion for fostering growth, not just within businesses, but also within the community.

Ellen’s approach to leadership is notably relationship-driven, a quality that promises to steer the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development towards new horizons. Her vision for the organization is rooted in a profound understanding of community development, honed by her experience and personal commitment to Richland County.

Beyond the Boardroom

Ellen’s journey is not confined to her professional achievements. Since moving to Ohio in 2001, she has immersed herself in the fabric of the community, influenced by her family’s excavating and contracting business’s ethos of supporting employees and nurturing local enterprises. Ellen’s personal interests, including enjoying Dave Matthews concerts, bowling, pickleball, and community service, reflect her multifaceted approach to life. Her experiences, including time spent working in Japan, underline her well-rounded perspective and dedication to creating a positive work environment.

Joining Hands for a Brighter Future

The reception at the Byron Kee Center is an invitation to the community to join hands in support of Ellen Heinz’s vision for the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development. As Ellen steps into her new role, her journey offers a beacon of leadership and community engagement, promising to guide the organization towards achieving its goals.

The event is open to all, with no admission charge, although RSVPs are encouraged for catering purposes. It represents a unique opportunity for community members, business leaders, and stakeholders to engage directly with Ellen and to share in the vision for the future of Richland County’s economic and community development.

Join Us in Welcoming Ellen Heinz

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a momentous occasion in the history of the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development. RSVP today and mark your calendars for an evening of celebration, networking, and shared aspirations. Registration can be accomplished here.

Source, Photo: Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development

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