After being without an Executive Director since the November 2011 resignation of Bob Swank, the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce has hired 37-year-old Angela Crawford, who took over her duties as the new Executive Director on January 4. The new Director is from Cuba, MO and has much needed experience in economic development and small business operations.  

Crawford says of her new appointment, "My vision moving forward, once I have a solid feel for the community, is to partner with the existing business and professional network in St. Clair and the surrounding communities to help create an environment for growth."

As project manager for the City of Chesterfield's Community Services and Economic Development Strategic Plan, she has been instrumental in developing and maintaining relationships with community organizations. She also directed Chesterfield's 2010 Census campaign.

Along with her husband, Rick, Angela is co-owner of Rick Crawford Industries in Cuba. She also serves as the company's vice president of operations.

Mrs. Crawford's focus, as Executive Director of the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce, will include growing Chamber membership, while working with current members, city officials and other local groups in promoting St. Clair.

The St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors includes Board President for 2012, Keith E. Domke, along with three newly elected members: Tim Davis, Stephanie Smith and Robert Triphahn   and current members Mike Murphy, Paula Dace, Debbie Mitchell, Charlie Butler and Bethany Perryman. The Chamber office is located in the St. Clair License Office (which the new Director also oversees) on Plaza Drive.

As a member of the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce, I encourage all St. Clair business people to consider joining the Chamber if you're not already a member. Together, we can work to make St. Clair an even better place in which to live and work.

If you're looking for a home in St. Clair, please give me, Scott Hickinbotham, a call today at 636-399-2296 or contact me online. With listings in Franklin County as well as St. Clair, I can help you find the perfect home for your family.