Mon., January 14, 2019 GNPCC News

Happy New Year!
Things are movin’ and shakin’ at the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce!

I am pleased to announce, Amanda Bates was promoted to Director of Events. Amanda started with the Chamber as Administrator in June 2018 and had excelled over the months learning the ins and outs of our events, publications, and programs, while supporting the committees and members. Amanda shows leadership and attention to detail that will make her transition into Director of Events successful. Amanda will also continue to focus on marketing, social media, and the Chamber publications, inFOCUS eNewsletter, inBUSINESS Magazine, and the new inSIDE Northeast Philadelphia Business Directory and Buyers Guide. Congratulations Amanda!

As we begin 2019, I would like to take this moment to acknowledge our dedicated team members that support you and your business each day.

Amanda Bates, Director of Events – As we move into event season, Amanda is the go-to team member for all event and networking questions and needs. Amanda also steps in as the point person for all publications and promotions. If you have an event or publication question or suggestion, please email Amanda at

Teri Grumbrecht, Director of Business Development – Teri leads the charge for developing membership with the Chamber since February 2017. Teri intimately works with the Membership and Outreach Committee developing prospective members into excited new members, new members into active members, and current members into expert members at networking. If you know any potential GNPCC members or have any questions about your membership, please reach out to Teri at

Pesha Leichter, Bookkeeper – Pesha joined our team in September 2018 and through her expertise, streamlined the financial process of membership, advertising, and sponsorship transactions. If you have any questions about your financial account, please contact Pesha at

Aynsley Meshanic, PR Coordinator – Aynsley works behind the scenes producing the weekly inFOCUS eNewsletter and keeps our Web site active and current. She comes out from behind the curtain twice a year and takes charge at registration at the Flavors of the Northeast and Mingle Among the Masterpieces art Reception in December. If you have an article or topic suggestion for the inFOCUS eNewsletter or Web site, please contact Aynsley at  

Looking to Grow!

We are accepting applications for a part-time Administrator. The role of the Administrator is to assist the President of the Chamber and member businesses in support of the mission. The Administrator will assist in managing the day to day operations of the Chamber. Confidentiality, excellent organizational skills, and accuracy are essential qualifications for this position, as well as excellent customer relations and the ability to communicate clearly. The Administrator must be a sophisticated user of Microsoft Office Suite and have experience with maintaining database systems. Interested applicants can review a detailed job description on our Web site at  

In closing, I would like to thank you for your commitment, membership, and continued support of our organization and mission. My role will continue to evolve, and with the help of the team, I will focus on networking and participating with the numerous partner organizations who serve our greater Northeast Philadelphia business community. My goal for 2019, is to meet with you to learn about your business needs, thoughts, and suggestions on how we can continue to expand our support and offerings to you and your company. This is YOUR Chamber, and we thank you for making Smart Business Connections through your membership.



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