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4/6/2010 1:44:00 PM
Grand Canyon Chamber Director named to statewide chamber board
Craig Andresen to represent northern Arizona on board of directors
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Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Bureau Director Craig Andresen.

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Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Bureau Director Craig Andresen.

Patrick Whitehurst
Associate Grand Canyon News Editor


TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Local Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Director Craig Andresen was recently named a member of the board of Directors for the Arizona Chamber Executives, an organization dedicated to the chambers and chamber executives throughout Arizona. The appointment gives northern Arizona chambers a strong position in statewide chamber of commerce planning and decision-making. Andresen was nominated for a year-long term with the organization. As director for the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Bureau located in Tusayan, Andresen represents the interests of numerous businesses in the area and assists visitors planning their trips at the Grand Canyon.

The Arizona Chamber Executives meet regularly at numerous conferences throughout the year, according to Andresen.

"It's a great organization for networking," he said. "Chambers are famous for creating networking opportunities, but chambers and chamber executives need to network, too. One of the nice features of the Arizona Chamber Executives is, no matter how long you have been in the business of chambers, there are always questions, always concerns that come up. We can communicate via e-mail and post those questions to each other and get the input of different chambers from all over the state of Arizona on how to deal with issues and fees and all sorts of different things."

Andresen is one of the only northern Arizona representatives on the statewide board.

"I think I either missed a meeting and got nominated or they thought they needed some representation from up here," Andresen said. "Donna Eastman-Liddle, when she was down at Williams, was on that board. When she retired from chamber work, a year or so ago, it kind of left them with no representation this far north. Quite frankly I consider it an honor."

Andresen called the executives group a "valuable organization" when it comes to helping local chambers of commerce to grow in their respective communities.

"Here we are at the Grand Canyon, we're able to very quickly and easily interact with other chambers," Andresen said. "It's just a great way for Chamber executives to pick the brains of other chamber executives."

The board, he said, serves a number of important functions.

"The board of directors is basically set up to kind of guide the chamber executives group through different functions, provide benefits for chamber executives, learning benefits, educational, working on the annual conference that we have every year, which is a moving conference. It changes locations every year. One time we may be in Tucson, another time we may be in Prescott, we've been in Williams before, we've been down in Glendale before, so it's an opportunity for chamber executives from different parts of the state to see first hand what's going on as well as pick up some valuable information."

More information on the organization can be found online at www.arizonachamberexecutives.com.




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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Article comment by: Bob Blasi

Congratulations to Craig! He is a great ambassador for our community. We are very fortunate to have him.



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