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  • Creative Economy Summit (photo by Kate Hudson)
    Creative Economy Summit (photo by Kate Hudson)
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    El Jardin Bakery (photo by Paul Franz)/The Recorder
  • Richardson's Candy Kitchen (photo by Paul Franz/The Recorder)
    Richardson's Candy Kitchen (photo by Paul Franz/The Recorder)
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    Networking Event at Mike's Maze, Sunderland
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    CiderDays Salon (photo by Beth Reynolds)
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Welcome

Franklin County is a treasure in northwestern Massachusetts; it is a great place to live, work and play. The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to serve the 26 towns and 72,000 residents who live here. With a broad base of goods and services provided by our member businesses we hope you will find us helpful in your search for someone to fulfill your needs, whether residential or commercial.

As one of the sixteen Massachusetts Regional Tourism Councils, part of our mission is to serve the hospitality industry and attract visitors to our area. We work collaboratively with other bureaus, particularly those in Western Massachusetts, to strengthen and brand the image of the Pioneer Valley, which has so much to offer. Throughout the year we plan events and activities to gain the attention of niche markets, newcomers and visitors. Our major events are the Better Living Show and Green Fair in the spring and  CiderDays, held on the first weekend in November. It is amazing to learn how many international travelers attend these events. And, of course, we welcome local residents and visitors from throughout the USA as well.

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Were hiringExecutive Director
The Franklin County Chamber Board of Directors is seeking a creative, experienced, and dynamic individual to become the next Executive Director for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Franklin County Regional Tourism Council (RTC). This full-time position is located in our Greenfield, MA office and will perform a wide variety of functions within our Chamber and RTC.


The Executive Director is responsible for planning, development, implementation and evaluation of all programs and activities including but not limited to overseeing the Chamber, being a leader in economic development for the region, establishing and building relationships with business and industry leaders, and identifying and providing services to businesses. In addition, as the head of the Regional Tourism Council, the Executive Director will lead efforts to market the region’s tourism assets. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.


The successful candidate will possess proven skills that include strong administrative, interpersonal and organizational skills; fund-raising and marketing experience; and political acuity. The Board is seeking an individual that can envision an exciting and vibrant future for the Chamber, the region and its businesses, and advance the Chamber’s strategic plan and goals.


The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of demonstrated successful experience in planning, development and fund raising. Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a full benefits package.


Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Executive Director Search, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, 395 Main St., PO Box 898, Greenfield, MA 01302 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10/25/18.


About the Franklin Country Chamber

Incorporated in 1919, the Chamber is a regional Chamber and Tourism Council providing business support, economic development, regional marketing and advocacy to the greater Franklin County region. We are a private organization funded primarily by annual investments made by member businesses. A volunteer board of directors governs the Chamber, an organization of business leaders who work to improve their community and the area’s business climate.

Franklin County is the most rural county in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Farms, fields and valleys form our historic villages and bustling towns. There is so much to do here - in our fine museums, educational institutions and cultural centers - but most of all, in our great outdoors!  To learn more about the Chamber, please visit www.franklincc.org

“Our Chamber membership is one of the important ways that we place value on our relationships with other business owners and with our community. “ Bruce Lessels, Zoar Outdoor
“Chamber membership helps keep my staff in contact with the local business community through their seminars and events.” – Michael Tucker, Greenfield Cooperative Bank
     
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