Changing of the guard

r Changes have been happening at the Payson Santaquin Chamber of Commerce. The chamber recently moved to a new location (22 S. Main St. in Payson) to accommodate the growing chamber’s needs. They also updated their logo to show that the Payson and Santaquin Chambers of Commerce have truly become one.

The most recent change for the chamber was in the leadership. Shelly Thompson, who has been the Executive Director of the chamber for the last two years needed to step down as director. Shelly will still be working for the chamber in the office a few days a week so the transition of leadership will be smooth and seamless.

The Board of Directors posted the opening for the director position and received several applicants. After interviewing many great candidates, Andra Cefalo was chosen as the new Executive Director. Andra is very excited to dive right in and continue the work of building the chamber’s brand and bringing awareness of what a chamber is and how not only businesses in the area but the community as well can benefit from a Chamber of Commerce. When asked what most excited her about her new position, Andra said it is being able to work with the cities and the businesses in the area and being able to make a difference.

While the chamber is grateful to Shelly Thompson for her years of dedication and service they are excited to work with Andra Cefalo and know that she will be a great addition to the chamber.

The chamber of commerce will be holding a ribbon cutting for their new location on September 25 at 12 p.m. in front of the office. An open house will follow the ribbon cutting until 3 p.m. Come meet our new Executive Director and see what this new location has to offer the businesses and the community.

Chris Baird
Chris Baird
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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