OCTOBER 15, 2015 | St. Petersburg, FL – The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® has hired a new Membership Development Manager to grow and manage the Chamber membership.
Michele Stone has a strong background of sales, marketing and management attained from nine years in leadership positions held in the rapidly growing running industry. Previous positions include Director of Race Partnerships at fusesport, and Director of Sales at RUNNING USA, where she was responsible for a 38% increase in sponsorships and advertising from 2013-2014.
With an impressive career history, Michele is a perfect fit for the Chamber in the current renaissance St. Petersburg is experiencing. She will manage new member sales, sponsorships and advertising sales. Michele will be evaluating, re-structuring and implementing a total community investment strategy defining value for membership and growth of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
On her new position, Michele said, “I’m thrilled to be part of the team at the St. Pete Area Chamber of Commerce. I look forward to building strong relationships as well as getting the opportunity to help businesses become more visible and successful within the community. There are many opportunities to have a voice and create growth through the Chamber’s programs, Advocacy Task Forces and Economic Development initiatives. I’m super excited to live in this vibrant and growing city and look forward to the future!”
To learn more about Chamber benefits, growing your business or to meet Michele, please find her contact information below.
Michele Stone, Membership Development Manager
Phone: (727) 388-2913
About the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®, originally founded in 1899, now serves almost 1,000 member businesses. Finding ways to create and enhance opportunities to do business in St. Petersburg, the Chamber works to improve the local economic climate and to build a thriving business environment. The Chamber is the voice of local business in St. Petersburg, providing leadership on important business and community issues.