Chamber Announces New Executive Director
After a nearly six-month search, the Preble County Chamber of Commerce will soon have a new leader. Leslie Collins, of Eaton, has been named executive director beginning May 8.
Collins is no stranger to the Preble County Chamber of Commerce, having previously served on the board of directors. She is currently vice-president of the Preble County Convention and Visitors' Bureau, and has been instrumental in that organization's marketing of Preble County, its events and activities.
Collins comes to the chamber after a 20-year career at The Register-Herald, most recently as general manager and advertising director. A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Collins holds a Bachelor of Science in Education. After several years of substitute teaching in and around Preble County, Collins joined the staff of The Register-Herald in 1997 as a reporter.
Over the past two decades, she has served in many capacities at the newspaper and will bring to the chamber a multitude of skills ranging from communications and marketing to budgeting, event planning and promotion. Under Collins' leadership, The Register-Herald has won many awards for its news coverage and photography, and ranked financially as one of Civitas' top publications, alongside their much larger daily publications across the country. "I am excited to embark on this new journey of promoting and working toward new growth and continued success for the businesses and residents of Preble County," Collins said.
Preble County, Ohio... We do Business!
The Preble County Chamber of Commerce has been serving the business community since 1952. It is our mission to be the advocate for business and business development for Preble County, Ohio.
Preble County is a great place to do business! The Chamber is here to support, protect and promote free commerce in the region. Why become a member? When you become a member of the Chamber, you join over 250 other companies as part of the counties coalition of businesses. The Chamber provides professional networking/programs and other community events throughout the year, including; Business After Hours Series, Legislative Breakfast, State of the County, State of the State, Preble County Safety Council and the Preble County Business Expo. These events enhance the quality of life for our members and heighten public awareness of our business community. The Chamber also is an offical member of the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) that provides a wide vereity of discount programs for member businesses such as healthcare, Dental, Worker's Comp, Prescription Drug Discount Cards and much more!