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Chamber seeks nominees for executive board
Election will be held in December

The Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Executive Board is seeking nominees for four seats on the board. Nominees must be received by Nov. 15. The election by mail only will be held in December.

The Chamber's Execu-tive Board consists of nine members. Terms of office are two years, and an election is held annually to elect a portion of the board, according to Executive Director Craig Andresen.

Nominees must represent a Grand Canyon or Tusayan business. The business must be a full-fledged member of the chamber in good standing and only one person per business is allowed to serve on the board at one time. Nominees must include a short biography of the potential candidate. All candidates must confirm they are willing and able to serve on the board and must sign a statement of willingness to serve. Statements are available at the chamber's office 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The board meets monthly. Board members are required to attend the meetings regularly. Nominations can be brought to the chamber's office or mailed to the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 3007, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023.

Andresen, who has been on the job since May and is the chamber's first executive director, said the chamber has advanced greatly in 2008.

"We've really stepped up the intensity of the chamber's program," he said. "We just introduced a brand new Web site and have increased marketing opportunities for members."

Andresen is also excited about the chamber soon relocating to the Village Shops across from IMAX.

"We will be more visible," he said. "We will have the ability to offer our visitors more services."

Andresen said that with the executive board, he is working to bring new community events to the Grand Canyon-Tusayan area in 2009. He hopes the new events will become annual.

"I'd like to bring back mixers as a chamber/community get together," Andresen said.

For more information, contact the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce at (928) 638-2901 or visit

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