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Contact: Rachelcathellmedia@gmail.com
Read Rachel's Personal Blog here 
Experience:
 
Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director January 2022 - Present 
Communications and Marketing Coordinator November 2017- January 2022 
Coatesville, Pennsylvania 

     Involvement:

     Chair of the Communications Committee

     Develops communication strategies to enhance visibility of the organization. 

      Government Affairs Committee

      Monitors, interprets and communicates public policy, governmental action and legislation on local and state issues of          concern to the business community.

      Regional Planning Committee

      Works on initiatives in regard to issues of a regional or multi-municipal nature to influence economic and community           growth and well-being for the region. 

Community Involvement- 

Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance 

Western Chester County Council of Governments

Greater Coatesville Advocacy Work Group 

Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation

Former Work Experience: 

National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum
Communications Manager
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Cecil County Chamber of Commerce
Membership Respresentative
Elkton, Maryland
Freelance Digital Publisher / Photographer 2011 to Present
Education: 
Bachelor of Science | Media Design, Digital Publishing
Wilmington University
Internship:
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
     Intern to the VP of Strategic Communications
The Office of Governor John Carney
     Intern to the Deputy Communications Director
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Background: In early 2016 I was bit by the Chamber bug, as many say. Interning with the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce revealed to me the ability to utilize my skills to network, advocate and connect public and private, for-profit and non-profit sectors. Throughout the course of the next four years I worked inside 3 different Chambers of Commerce across 3 states, discovering the diverse needs of varying localities from urban cities to rural communities and all in between.  During my career I have worked on projects and issues relating to agriculture, education, economic development, small business, workforce, health and community wellness. 

 

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