Shenango Valley Chamber Hires Director of Membership

SHARON, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce has hired Jim Bombeck as its director of membership, effective June 1.

After a lengthy search for an executive director, the organization shifted its focus toward an individual who would be able to focus on engaging with the chamber membership, revitalizing the direct programs and services provided by the chamber and building collaborative relationships with other organizations, municipalities and the Shenango Valley business community, a news release states.

“The chamber board is excited to welcome Jim in this new role, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to better connect with our Shenango Valley business community, both members and nonmembers, to build a more vibrant organization for the betterment of the entire region,” said David Grande, chamber board president. “Jim’s experience and talents will be best utilized in obtaining feedback from members on programs and services they need to improve their business, and how the chamber can become a better partner in those efforts.”

Bombeck, of Hermitage, along with Quentin Hinkson, the chamber’s marketing and events coordinator, will work with the chamber’s administrative staff and board of directors to provide membership benefits, marketing opportunities, networking events and professional development programs.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce as their director of membership,” Bombeck said. “The Shenango Valley is a great place to live, work and raise a family. I am looking forward to promoting economic growth and providing superior networking opportunities, all while focusing on membership value.”

Bombeck, a Sharpsville High School graduate, earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations from Youngstown State University. He previously worked at Peter J. Schmitt in Sharon, Pa., and The Hershey Co. Most recently, he was a sales executive at Webb Winery in Hermitage.

Grande said the chamber will soon provide details about programs and initiatives for the remainder of the year. 

“The addition of Jim to our already dedicated team will allow us to take a major step forward in reinforcing value in the chamber and the promotion of our members to one another and to the community at large,” he said.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.