For most of its existence, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce has had a two-person staff and relied heavily on volunteers, interns and its members to help support the community.
Now, as the Chamber strives to provide greater value to its members and improve the well-being of the local economy, they’ll add a new role to the staff.
After reviewing dozens of resumes and conducting numerous interviews, the Chamber welcomes Elizabeth Billington as its newest employee. Billington (who goes by “Lizzy”) will start her new role as director of membership and events just after the new year.
“Lizzy rose to the top of the applicants because of her enthusiastic demeanor and her very relevant career experience working for a membership-based organization and having managed events,” said Nate Perea, Chamber CEO. “She has a drive to work with people, thrives on building relationships and has such a pleasant way about her. I think people will really enjoy knowing Lizzy as she works towards our mission of helping the Snoqualmie Valley thrive.”
Aside from her career experience supporting membership and managing events, Billington has also served in many volunteer and leadership roles. She has served on committees for charitable causes including March of Dimes, Women’s Resource Center and Michigan’s 211 system for undernourished families.
“My family and I moved here from Michigan. We love the state of Washington. We love hiking, boating, biking—anything outdoors.” Billington said. “My entire family and I are very excited about this opportunity for me to serve the people of this beautiful community!”
The Chamber is also busy making plans to help add more value to local businesses.
“We have just launched a new valley-wide resource website, we’re creating new membership packages, launching new events and planning many other new initiatives for 2014. It’s very exciting and adding Lizzy to our staff is a giant step towards reaching our goals.” said Perea. Learn more about the chamber at www.snovalley.org.