Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Names Heather Robinson as New Executive Director
Thursday, September 6, 2012 • 9:11pm
WESTFIELD, NJ—The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) announced this week that Heather L. Robinson has been named their new Executive Director. Robinson, a graduate of The University of Florida, comes to the Chamber with extensive business, sales and management experience.
“I’m looking forward to facilitating and implementing the Strategic Plan drawn up by the GWACC’s talented board of directors,” Robinson told TAP. “This is an opportunity to be part of a long-standing tradition of local business excellence, as well as to help drive the progress of the GWACC in our steadily changing business environment”.
The Chamber wished to thank former director Neil Pinkman, who resigned in June, for all of his accomplishments during the last three years.
"We are excited to have Heather on board," said Mitch Beinhaker, 2012-2013 GWACC Chairperson. “She brings a level of enthusiasm and creativity that will help us continue the work of our former director and move us quickly to the next level."
Robinson, with her husband and three children, moved to Westfield from Florida five years ago. While acting as a stay-at-home mom, she maintained community involvement in the public school system as well as with other civic and nonprofit organizations.
Robinson’s leadership and business focus, combined with her infectious enthusiasm and relentless pursuit of goals, makes her a unique fit to facilitate and implement the strategic plan of the GWACC, according to the organization.
The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce has served the communities of Fanwood, Garwood, Scotch Plains, Mountainside and Westfield for more than 60 years. The chamber's mission is to provide an environment that fosters success for members through increased economic activity, business advocacy, member-driven services and community involvement. Members enjoy many benefits, including proprietary discounts with other members, deep discounts on booth rentals at the Westfield street fairs, website participation through the member directory and advertising, networking opportunities and educational presentations.
Members enjoy relationship equity that is only available by making quality business connections within these five communities, according to the GWACC, and committee and/or board positions allow local business owners to positively impact the economies of these towns as they support the "buy local" effort.
For more information, contact GWACC at 908-233-3021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.