Introducing the new CEO of the Canby Area Chamber of Commerce:
CANBY, Ore., May, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Canby Area Chamber of Commerce, the largest and most influential business membership organization in Canby announces the newest member of their executive management team. Rick Anderson will fill the role of Chief Executive Officer. Rick will focus on advocating for business owners, facilitate and lead strategic business initiatives, and maximize the efficiency of the Chamber.
Ryan Oliver, President of the Canby Area Chamber of Commerce said, "We believe the addition of Rick Anderson as Chief Executive Officer will position Canby area businesses for success. His business experience and passion for serving is perfectly suited for Canby. With a keen eye on the future and a solid grasp on what can help businesses thrive today, Rick will help local businesses seek positive solutions going forward."
Rick earned a Master of Business Administration from George Fox University and has over 20 years' experience in operations management both for profit and non-profit organizations. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program of Corban University. Most importantly, he is a native of Canby having been raised and educated in the community. "Growth is on the horizon. As we look ahead, the current economy demands business have strong advocacy and support, I intend to bring that support to chamber members," said Rick. "I believe I can help Canby area businesses prepare for the future and position themselves to grow with the area."
"Every business owner wants more support and advocacy for their company. Hiring Rick allows Canby businesses to have just that. Trumpeting the cause for our local businesses is not only his job, but his passion. Canby is the 'Garden Spot' and the ground is fertile and ready for harvest. Rick's abilities and experience gives Canby businesses the tools needed to reap great harvests for years to come. We are thrilled as we move forward together", said Oliver.
About Canby Area Chamber of Commerce
The Canby Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most influential business membership organization in Canby. The Chamber serves more than 300 member businesses of every size and industry in Canby and the surrounding areas. Acting on their mission to promote a positive business environment, advocate and support members’ businesses and community organizations, the Canby Chamber delivers programs and events throughout the year and advocates for a prosperous economy and high quality of life for everyone who lives, works and visits the city.
For more information, please contact Ryan Oliver at 503-266-2715 or visit www.canbyareachamber.org. Click here to read Rick Anderson's biography.
SOURCE Canby Area Chamber of Commerce
About the Chamber:
Serving the business needs and interests of the business community as a whole for over 100 years, the Canby Area Chamber of Commerce is comprised of over 300 members. These members come from every facet of the business community. From retail to industrial, home based to corporate office, the members of the Chamber represent a strong force in the regional economy. The Chamber represents an economy which is based upon agriculture, yet is also strong in manufacturing, retail and service.
Through advocacy, education and promotion, the Chamber supports its members and the business community by taking action on local, regional and statewide issues. An elected nine-member Board of Directors governs Chamber activities. A full-time Executive Director and Office Manager oversee all programs and events and handle administrative duties of the Chamber.
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