Jennifer Roosenberg Leaving Ferndale Area Chamber

Jennifer Roosenberg Leaving Ferndale Area Chamberctechad

(adapted from press release, June 11, 2014)

Jennifer Roosenberg, who has been the Executive Director of the Ferndale Area Chamber for over five years, announced this morning that she has accepted a position elsewhere and will be leaving June 23. Below is the message that she sent out to members:

I amwaterwork writing to inform you that I will be leaving the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce on June 23, 2014. The decision to leave the Chamber has been difficult but one I feel is best for my family.

I have accepted a position as Executive Director of the Northville Educational Foundation which will provide me with a shorter commute and steadier hours. I am a Northville Schools alum so this will be a homecoming of sorts for me as well.

Serving this community for over five years in the capacity of Executive Director of the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce has been both an honor and a pleasure. To be entrusted with helping our business community grow while bringing awareness to the City of Ferndale and more recently the City of Oak Park has in turn helpedgallowaycollens1 me to grow both personally and professionally. There is no other Chamber I would have rather served.

Other chamber executives in our region have been jealous because they know I work with an amazing Board of Directors, awesome members, and passionate, forward-thinking city officials. There is a reason we were named Chamberseed14_chad_matt of the Year last year, and it is all of you!

I cannot express how much I will miss everyone in this community. You truly are a family to me and I cherish all of the friendships I have made and promise to stay in touch. I have also informed the Board that I will be available for assistance and guidance during the transition and search for the next Executive Director.

In the meantime, I want you to feel confident that the Board of Directors has a transition plan in place. Carol Jackson, who has served on the Board of Directors for over four years, currently as its Vice-Chairperson, has been named as the Interim Executive Director. Carol’s passion for this organizationJim Shaffer KELLER ad black and for helping our members on a daily basis is unmatched, and her leadership qualities are readily apparent. The Chamber is grateful to her for stepping into this role while the search begins. In addition, our dedicated staff, Adrianne nicholas-schrock-allstateGreer and Sally Owen, will continue holding down the fort.

The position will be posted immediately. If you know of an interested and qualified candidate, please forward them the attached job description.

Inquiries should be sent to the email in the job description and not to me or board members directly.

I would love the opportunity to say good bye in person to as many of you as possible. Please consider attending our FAC Lunch Club today at noon at Sahara Restaurant at 10 Mile & Coolidge in Oak Park; the ARTWN: Art of the Cocktail Reception on Thursday, June 19th at the new MBrew (tickets at; or my final farewell on Friday, June 20th from 4 to 7 pm at the Woodward Ave Brewers. Thank you for your friendships, guidance, the laughs, the teamwork, and the many amazing memories.

I love this community and all of you.spiritual life ferndale

Warm regards, Jennifer Roosenberg


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