Be sure to put these dates on your calendar and make plans to join us!
October 25 - 27, 2017
PACP Chamber Professionals & Leadership Conference Clarion, PA
How long have you been in the Chamber profession?
It will be four years in September
How long have you been in your current position?
All four years will be in my current position.
What do you love most about your job?
Event planning is something I really enjoy. Sometimes it's stressful, but that's also what keeps it interesting. I also love surprising people with Titusville's history -- the birthplace of the oil industry, John Heisman played on the high school football team, Ida Tarbell grew up here and became a famous trailblazer of journalism. Impressing people with our heritage or news about what a Titusville area organization is doing is definitely a highlight of the job!
Aside from colleagues at your Chamber, which Chamber Executive has had the biggest impact on your career and how?
Christa (Battin) Lundy's transition to the Meadville & Western Crawford County Chamber is what opened the position at Titusville that I hold now. Susan Williams from Venango Area has been an exceptional mentor and Jodi Lewis from Franklin Area has been a very supportive partner. The four of us have been able to work well together to promote our region and even host an annual joint holiday open house.
What is your Chamber's signature event?
We held our 38th annual Golf Outing in June, but I think our annual Wine Walk has become the event the community most looks forward to. It coincides with our town festival, Oil Fest, which is also headquartered out of the Chamber office. The combination adds to the enjoyment of both. It's a great opportunity for locals to celebrate Titusville and for guests to see all we have to offer here.
What is your favorite destination outside of the one you represent and why?
Besides my childhood home and stomping grounds in Indiana County, I love visiting Cook Forest and Clear Creek State Park. Fun on the Clarion River and hikes through the wonderful smelling piney woods make great memories.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a teacher when I was really young because it was one of the first careers I was exposed to. Now it feels like I'm learning about a new job on a monthly basis, and I get to help promote that work through my position at the Chamber.
Why is PACP important to you?
The resources provided by PACP and the experience of the conference are invaluable, but it's also really nice to have a way to connect with other Chamber professionals. This is an odd business with so many variables. Access to a group of professionals who understand what it's like is a fantastic asset.
Questions about your PACP membership? Contact your PACP Administrator, Tiffany Fulmer Ott,
at (404) 312-0524 or firstname.lastname@example.org