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Eileen Dautrich, IOM, PaCCE, President
'The Legend - 20 Years and Counting'

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March 2019, Eileen celebrated her 20-year anniversary with the Chamber. As President of the Chamber, Eileen is responsible for building relationships with the members and the community as well expanding the organization’s programs, member benefits and continuing to manage the daily activities of the organization. Eileen also serves as the director of the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.

Eileen's ongoing professional development has included graduating from the U.S. Chamber’s four-year program, the Institute for Organization Management, in 2005 and graduating from the Leadership Tri-County program in 2000. She attends various seminars and participates in webinars every year that help strengthen her business knowledge and allow her to greater assist TCACC and its members. In 2013 Eileen was awarded the Pennsylvania Certified Chamber Executive designation from the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals. The program is designed to recognize leadership and managerial excellence among Pennsylvania’s chamber professionals, commitment to continued professional growth and development, dedication to the chamber profession, and demonstrated leadership in state, regional, and national chamber professional organizations. The program assesses a candidate’s qualifications in the areas of chamber experience, professional development completed, organizational and personal achievements in the profession, and leadership within and contributions to the chamber profession

Her favorite part of working at the Chamber is that she is passionate about what the Chamber stands for in the tri-county community and the satisfaction of being able to help the local, small businesses, and the community at large through her daily activities.

In 1990, Eileen Dautrich began working for TCACC as a student intern in the Boyertown Area Chamber of Commerce office. She returned to the Chamber a number of times, working in various capacities and eventually being hired as the Vice President of Administration in 1999. Eileen was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2006. With the reorganization of the Chamber in fall of 2010, Eileen was promoted to President of the TriCounty Chamber effective November 1, 2010. Eileen is passionate about her 22 years of experience benefitting the Members of this organization.

Eileen is currently the Treasurer of Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc. and as a result serves as a member of the executive committee and board of directors.


 

Alice FunkPrograms & Member Engagement Director
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Alice joined the Chamber in July 2021 as the Programs and Member Engagement Director and is your liaison for the many programs that the Chamber offers.

 

Alice has a BA degree in Journalism/Public Relations from Rider University as well as a MA degree in Corporate Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her public relations, marketing and event planning career has crossed many business genres, including a water company, a drug and alcohol rehab, a wholesale food cooperative, an insurance agency, an insurance professionals’ advocacy group as well as the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce in Keene, New Hampshire. Alice also has owned her own scrapbooking businesses for the past 22 years. She understands the operations of big corporations, small offices, as well as one-man proprietorships. 

Originally from New Jersey, Alice started her career, met her husband (Jim) at work, and had 3 children (Daniel, 26 and twins, Nicole,
and William, 25). In 2009, the family transferred to Keene, New Hampshire, for eight years, where her children attended high school and the twins left for college. Four years ago, they were transferred to Pennsylvania and now Alice, Jim and Danny reside in Morgantown, PA.

 

Hailey Heimbach, Marketing & Communications Director

 

Hailey joined the Chamber in September 2021 as the Marketing and Communications Director.

Hailey attended Coastal Carolina University where she obtained her BS in Marketing and her Master's of Business Administration. During her four years at Coastal Carolina University, Hailey was an officer for the American Marketing Association and for the Universities Co-Ed business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. Hailey was also the MBA Representative, Treasurer, and Social Media Coordinator for the Graduate Student Association.
A lot of the experience Hailey brings to us is from her Graduate Assistantship with the Marketing and Hospitality Department in the Wall College of Business at Coastal Carolina University.

Despite being away at College in South Carolina for four years, Hailey was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She loves the beach, animals, her family, and of course- Marketing!

 



 

Melissa Shainline, Administrative & Member Services Director
'TriCounty Encyclopedia'

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Melissa is second in seniority at the Chamber. She began her employment with the Chamber over 8 years ago as Administrative Assistant. She began her role as Administrative & Member Services Director in July 2019. Melissa also shares her time in the Chamber office with Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc. serving as a part-time Administrative Assistant.

Melissa attended Delaware Valley University where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Equine Science & Management. She was a member of the Western Equestrian Team, Apiary Society, the academic fraternity Delta Tau Alpha, and the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. During college, Melissa also studied abroad at Hartpury University in Gloucester, United Kingdom. While abroad, she had the opportunity to volunteer for the 2010 Badminton Horse Trials.

In addition, Melissa served on the Foundation for Pottstown Education's Board of Directors as Secretary from March 2017 to June 2021. She also works for CVS Health and keeps bees. She is an active Member of the Montgomery County Beekeeper's Association.

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Phone: 610.326.2900