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Angie Whitcomb Joins Chamber at Executive Vice President

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January 18, 2021
Minneapolis, Minn.  — The Minneapolis Regional Chamber announces that experienced business advocate and Chamber of Commerce leader Angie Whitcomb will be joining the Minneapolis Regional Chamber in January as Executive Vice President.
 
Whitcomb is currently President & CEO of the Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau, a position she has held since 2010. In that role, Whitcomb transformed the organization into a strong advocacy partner with more than 300 members, representing over 2,000 companies and 25,000 jobs in the Shakopee area.
 
She also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives (MCCE), the statewide professional association for chamber of commerce leaders in Minnesota with more than 100 local chamber members. Whitcomb recently joined the Board of Directors of ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, an Alexandria, VA-based association of over 9,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce. Members of ACCE’s board of directors represent more than 50 organizations, including many of the world’s largest and most influential regional chambers of commerce. Prior to working in business advocacy, Whitcomb spent 15 years in recruiting and staffing.
 
“The role chambers play in helping local businesses survive and thrive has never been more critical,” said Minneapolis Regional Chamber President & CEO Jonathan Weinhagen. “We are thrilled to have Angie Whitcomb joining our team at this moment. Angie is one of the top chamber executives in the United States. She has a deep understanding of strategic planning, leadership development, and economic and workforce development. Angie will play a key role as the Minneapolis Regional Chamber continues to strengthen our advocacy and programming offerings for businesses across the region.”
 
“I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to support businesses across this community,” said Angie Whitcomb. “More than 80% of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber’s members are small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Through that lens, I will be intently focused on business recovery, leveraging public-private partnerships, expanding the talent pipeline, and providing useful and timely programming for our members. There’s a lot to do to position our region for future success and I’m ready to get right to work.”  
 
The Minneapolis Regional Chamber is the largest local chamber in Minnesota, with nearly 2,300 members throughout the 11-county metro area.
Contact:
Moe Beyer, Director of Communications
mbeyer@mplschamber.com, 612-370-9128