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Jeff Friedman leaving Greene County Chamber after 10 years

Aug 12, 2022 1:00 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media Jeff Friedman, president and executive director of the Greene County Chamber of Commerce, has submitted his resignation, effective in late September. Friedman started with the chamber in February 2013, leading the group for nearly a decade. “I told the board I would stay until the end of September,” Friedman said. “They are working on a plan to search for a replacement and they are also making plans for how the chamber will operate in the interim between my departure and the new person." Friedman will join his family’s business, headquartered in Clifton Park, but he will continue living in Catskill. “My brother has a contracting company, a floor-care company, and it’s been growing steadily for quite a while,” Friedman said. “He [has] asked me to ... partner with him in the company and manage the business end.” Friedman sees the change as a return to his roots and a new challenge. “... I just decided the time was right. I spent a lot of time at the chamber and I love the job. I love the chamber and I love Greene County. I love what I do, but this was an offer and a challenge that I felt I needed to take,” he said. The search for Friedman's replacement has begun. Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Nicole Bliss said a search committee has already been established. "...If you happen to know of anyone who may be interested in such an opening, please feel free to direct them to me for consideration,” said Bliss. The president and executive director serve as a communicator, facilitator and interactive community planner; and is responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of chamber programs, projects and events to ensure each member business’s investment in the chamber meets their needs, according to the job listing. Read the full story at TheUpStater [dot] com.