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Podcast Episode 45 - How to Merge an EDO with a Chamber with Andy Sokolovich

How did the merger come about? How did it work? What about the staff?

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Podcast Episode 45 - How to Merge an EDO with a Chamber with Andy Sokolovich

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Episode # 45 of the Econ Dev Show Podcast is now live.


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How do you merge a Chamber of Commerce and an Economic Development Organization? Today we talk to Andy Sokolovich about his experience doing just this in Clinton, Iowa.

With the overwhelming support of the membership, investors, and Board of Directors, the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Clinton Regional Development Corporation have approved a merger — creating a single entity known as Grow Clinton. The combined organization will focus on tourism, economic and community development.

How did the merger come about? How did it work? What about the staff? In this episode, we talk through all this, and more.

Update: When we recorded last week, Andy was the interim CEO of Grow Clinton.  Since then, he's been awarded the position permanently.

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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. Also: Sitehunt CEO and economic development consultant in Greater Houston, Texas.


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