Mike Schlossberg will be filling this new role (yes, that's me, your resident blogger!).
The press release itself is below. You can also read about the promotion in a story in the Express-Times.
Lehigh Valley, PA – December 28, 2009: Tony Iannelli, President & CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, announced today that The Chamber has created the new position of Assistant Vice President of Technical & Community Management.
“We’ve always prided ourselves on being an organization that is ahead of the curve when it comes to communications and assisting our businesses succeed and thrive,” said Iannelli. “The fact is that the Chamber has to continue to evolve in order to be in a position to help our members prosper. This isn’t your father’s Chamber anymore.”
Filling the position will be Mike Schlossberg, who currently works for the Chamber is Borough Business Revitalization Coordinator. Schlossberg’s first date on the new job will be January 4, 2010.
Schlossberg’s job responsibilities will include managing The Chamber’s various Social Media initiatives, providing training to Chamber members on how they can use Social Media to help their businesses and assisting the multiple Chamber Councils in enhancing their presence in Social Media. Furthermore, Schlossberg will work in the Chamber’s Member Relation team on increasing member satisfaction; he will also continue to supervise the Borough Business Revitalization Program, The Chamber’s award winning urban revitalization effort.
“What I hope our members understand is that Social Media is not the trend of the future; it is the trend of right now,” said Schlossberg. “It is a fundamental shift in the way that we communicate with each other and represents a golden opportunity for companies to increase their bottom line. One of my top priorities will be to show our members how to use Social Media to help their businesses grow.”
Schlossberg comes into this position well prepared; he has, on a part-time basis, operated The Chamber’s Social Media initiatives for many months. In 2009, Schlossberg was named the Pennsylvania Downtown Center’s Main Street Manager of the Year. He was also named as one of the “Top 40 under 40” staffers by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.