Caro­line Cham­ber of Com­merce names new ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor

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— The board of direc­tors for the Caro­line County Cham­ber of Com­merce re­cently named Amy Kreiner per­ma­nent ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, it was an­nounced in a news re­lease.

Kreiner had been serv­ing as in­terim ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor since Fe­bru­ary, and has been with the cham­ber for 18 months.

“Amy ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions in her role as in­terim ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor,” said Steve Covey, pres­i­dent of the cham­ber and ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of Chop­tank Trans­port. “She has brought tremen­dous en­ergy and drive to the po­si­tion. She has a lot of fresh ideas for the cham­ber, and we’re ex­cited to see what she achieves for our mem­bers in this new role.”

Dur­ing her ten­ure as in­terim ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Kreiner led sev­eral key ini­tia­tives, such as the launch of a re­brand­ing ef­fort, which in­cluded a new logo de­sign in­cor­po­rat­ing the “You Be­long Here” brand adopted by Caro­line County Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment and the Caro­line Of­fice of Tourism. She also led a re­design of the cham­ber’s an­nual di­rec­tory, re­sult­ing in a more mod­ern look and im­proved or­ga­ni­za­tion and func­tion­al­ity.

In June, Kreiner suc­cess­fully man­aged the cham­ber’s sig­na­ture an­nual event, Pad­dle­fest, which had record-set­ting at­ten­dance de­spite be­ing resched­uled due to in­clement weather. She also worked with the cham­ber’s schol­ar­ship com­mit­tee to award the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s first two $1,000 schol­ar­ships to lo­cal stu­dents.

“I am thrilled to have the op­por­tu­nity to con­tinue to grow the cham­ber,” said Kreiner. “We have a ter­rific, ac­tive board of direc­tors. I love work­ing with them and our other mem­bers to serve the busi­ness com­mu­nity of Caro­line County.”

Kreiner said one of her top pri­or­i­ties is en­hanc­ing the ben­e­fits of cham­ber mem­ber­ship. She wants to add more value for busi­nesses by lever­ag­ing cham­ber re­sources to help them with marketing and re­cruit­ing ef­forts. Kreiner is also in­ter­ested in im­prov­ing how in­for­ma­tion is com­mu­ni­cated to mem­bers by re­vamp­ing the cham­ber’s web­site and so­cial me­dia pres­ence.

Prior to join­ing the cham­ber, Kreiner worked for the Caro­line County com­mis­sion­ers’ of­fice, which helped her de­velop an ex­ten­sive net­work through­out the county. She also has broad marketing and ad­ver­tis­ing sales ex­pe­ri­ence in the pub­lish­ing and busi­ness fi­nan­cial ser­vices in­dus­tries.

Kreiner is an ac­tive mem­ber of Den­ton Ro­tary, where she serves as trea­surer, and is a mem­ber of the Caro­line County Well­ness Coali­tion through the Health De­part­ment, as well a mem­ber of the Mary­land As­so­ci­a­tion of Cham­ber of Com­merce Ex­ec­u­tives. She also serves on the board of direc­tors for the Caro­line County Of­fice of Tourism and on the ad­vi­sory board for Imag­i­na­tion Li­brary.

Kreiner lives in Den­ton with her hus­band, David, a lieu­tenant para­medic at Howard County Fire & Res­cue, and three of her four chil­dren. Her old­est son is cur­rently serv­ing in the U.S. Navy.

AMY KREINER

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