May 15 2020
Newaygo Michigan- For Immediate Release - Update on River Country Chamber of Commerce of Newaygo County Leadership Change
The Board of Directors of the River Country Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Executive Director Colleen Lynema has agreed to continue serving as ED throughout 2021.
"Colleen has been a true leader and community builder for our Chamber for 10 years now. She has certainly earned the right to retire as planned", stated Scott Swinehart, Chairman of River Country Chamber of Commerce. "When facing the largest challenge our Chamber has ever seen, it would have been understandable to do the easy thing and walk away. But Colleen didn't do that."
"I love this community, our businesses, our Members, and this Chamber too much to leave in the middle of this pandemic threat. Retirement can wait just a little longer, and I will do everything I can to make sure we have a smooth, confident transition to new leadership at a better moment" said Lynema.