The Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce has narrowed its field of applicants to three for the position of president and has asked each to prepare a “strategic plan” for the organization.
Mark Valentine, chairman of the chamber’s board of directors, updated his board last Friday morning on the search status. After completing the first round of interviews to determine the finalists, Valentine said the search committee asked all three to create a one to two-page document that would include benchmark goals and strategies.
“None of them blinked,” Valentine said. “The reports are submitted and the committee is reviewing them.”
The next step, he said, will be to narrow the field to two finalists, both of whom will be asked to make an oral presentation based on their action plan.
The plan, said Valentine, “will give us a feel for their writing skills. The oral presentation will tell us what do they look like as a CEO and how they think on their feet.”
For the full story, see the May 22 issue of The Commerce News.