Monday, 11 May 2009 16:40

Clearwater Chamber of Commerce Taps New VP of Business and Economic Development

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VP of Business and Economic Development, Cathy Germer On March 3rd, 2009, Cathy Germer joined the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce as the VP of Business Assistance & Economic Development.

In her role as Business Assistance, Cathy is part of the Business Assistance Partnership Program which consists of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County Economic Development. Her focus is to assist businesses by providing counseling and resources on issues relating to start-up and growing a business including business and marketing plans, links to financing and business and education training to develop and enhance business owners’ skills.

On the Economic Development side, Cathy collaborates with the City of Clearwater to assist with the strategic goals of the City, identifying business challenges and issues connecting them to the appropriate resources and focusing on the City’s business retention and expansion efforts.

Cathy has extensive experience consulting with all types of businesses, large and small. She has over five years experience working in the Business Assistance Partnership Program. She has fifteen years experience in the staffing industry as a manager for a national company responsible for staff development, recruiting, sales, marketing and customer retention. She received awards consistently for annually increasing profitability. Cathy has been an active member of both community and business professional organizations, volunteering her time for several community events.

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