NORWICH – Commerce Chenango has announced that its Director of Economic Development, Jennifer Tavares, will leave in July for a position with the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, located in Ithaca, NY.
Jennifer Tavares, CEcD, EDFP has held the position of Director of Economic Development for the past three years. Prior to that time, she spent four years as economic development specialist for the organization. In mid-July, Tavares will take her post as President of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, and will also lead the efforts of the Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB).
The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce is an organization of over 600 members which actively advocates for its members, the free enterprise system, sound economic development, and to improve the quality of life in Tompkins County. The Tompkins Chamber coordinates professional development programs, networking events, member services, and offers support for community and economic development projects. The Chamber is the designated tourism promotion agency for Tompkins County, and hosts the Convention and Visitors Bureau and its staff. The Chamber also has a foundation which supports the Leadership Tompkins program in conjunction with Tompkins Cortland Community College.