The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce our newest team member, Angela Rogers. Ms. Rogers joined the organization in August and will serve as the Manager of Membership Retention. In this role, her primary responsibility will be to build strong, effective, and positive working relationships with Chamber members to maximize their experience, leading to effective and timely retention.
Angela is originally from the Twin Cities. After finishing high school in Minnesota, she attended Drake University in Des Moines, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Journalism in Broadcast News and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Angela’s professional career began behind the tv camera, working her way up to Morning Producer, Multimedia Journalist, Senior Reporter, and then Assistant News Director. She also worked for a public relations firm, creating marketing plans to engage and interact with clients. Angela is excited to continue to build her professional career in Siouxland and we are delighted to have her on our team.
When asked what attracted her to the role at the Chamber, Angela said, “Being new to Siouxland, I thought this role would be the perfect way to learn about the businesses in our area. My role is to learn about the nearly 1400 businesses who are Chamber members, help them utilize the tools available to them through membership, and to promote supporting local businesses to everyone.”
Promoting buying local is one way that the Chamber supports local businesses. When you buy items and services locally, it helps local businesses employ local people. You are helping to keep your friends and neighbors employed. Buying local keeps your money in your community. Buying local invests in your community – socially & economically.
Supporting local businesses is easier than you think and with the upcoming holidays, the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce can help. Before you visit an online retailer, visit www.siouxlandchamber.com and search our directory. With nearly 1400 members in the tri-state area, nearly everything you need on your shopping list can be purchased at a locally owned Siouxland business. You can search by categories (boutiques, auto supplies), by company name, or by keywords. Get creative! Instead of one gift…how about 12 gift cards from 12 Siouxland Chamber members, and have dinner once a month together at a locally owned restaurant. Or how about season passes for one of our local sports teams or local museums? How about searching for a non-profit that you and your family could volunteer with or donate to with your unwanted goods? Our locally owned businesses are what make Siouxland what it is. Let’s show them how much they mean to us this holiday season.
By Heidi Reinking, Director of Investor Relations, Siouxland Chamber of Commerce