Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce hires new director

Amy Hardebeck is settling into her role as executive director of the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce.

  • Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:49pm
  • Business

Amy Hardebeck is settling into her role as executive director of the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce.

She brings more than two decades worth of experience in for-profit and nonprofit business management and ownership. As an independent business management consultant and business owner, she has focused on helping small businesses and nonprofit organizations succeed and realize their potential. Her business experience includes retail, private, commercial and nonprofit, most notably as director of operations at Teachers Without Borders.

A resident of the Fairwood neighborhood since 1996, Hardebeck emphasizes her passion for business and philanthropy, about managing all the pieces required to help an organization succeed.

In addition to her new role at the chamber, she volunteers as the chairperson of the Cinderella Project and the Kent School District’s Citizen’s Bond Review Committee. She also is the parent of two teenagers.

As executive director, Hardebeck is enthusiastic about fulfilling the chamber’s mission to help local businesses connect with each other and to help the economy thrive.

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