Plainfield, Shorewood Chambers to Merge
The two chambers will join together to create a new entity.
The Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce are combining forces and names. The new entity will be called the Plainfield Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce (PSACC). The merger will take effect April 1, 2021.
A steering committee composed of board members from both of the chambers have worked together over the last few months developing a plan to ensure a smooth transition. “Our current President recently retired” said Adam Underhill, Chairman of the Board for the Shorewood Chamber of Commerce. “The timing felt right to make a move. We share a lot of the same members and have worked closely with the Plainfield Chamber for years.”
The Shorewood Chamber plans to dissolve their organization making Tasha Marsaglia, the current Executive Director for Plainfield, head of the new organization. “Since our current Board of Directors has already been elected for 2021, we will add four directors from Shorewood to help make the transition as smooth as possible,” Marsaglia said.
The main office will be located in Downtown Plainfield, but the new organization intends to maintain a presence in Shorewood. In addition, events and committees that make each Chamber unique will continue. “I am excited about the opportunities that this alliance will bring to our members," said Marsaglia. “The growth of core events like Crossroads Fest and the Harvest 5K is something for our members to be excited about.”
The PSACC will bring increased support for all members, including a full calendar of events in both communities, increased marketing exposure and a larger client base.
"From the moment I approached Plainfield to start discussions on uniting the business communities of both these great Chambers and communities, the focus has been on making sure this is a win-win for businesses and community partners," said Underhill. “I can confidently say that this partnership is a true win-win for all involved.”
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