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Chamber manager takes job at Whitman college

 

Michele Smith

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber of Commerce board of directors announced March 1 that Molly Weatherill-Tate, manager of the Chamber, has accepted a position at Whitman College as Director of Admission Operations.

"This is an opportunity Molly couldn't possibly pass up," said Chamber Board President Bette Lou Crothers. "We're all very happy for her and wish her the best."

Crothers said Weatherill-Tate accomplished much in the year and half she's been with the Chamber.

"She brought a lot of loyalty back to the Chamber."

Under her leadership, the Chamber's website was redesigned, a Dayton tourism video was released and the Chamber joined a regional think-local organization. Several shop-local campaigns ran, including Shop Local! Share the Love, Big Hearts for Small Business, Rally for Restaurants, and Think Local banners were displayed on Main Street. And despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, several events were still held-All Wheels Weekend Carvid-20 virtual car show and Friday Night Cruise, a Halloween candy give-away drive thru, Brix and Brew online silent auction and virtual live auction and a month-long Christmas celebration.


"I've enjoyed my time with the Chamber and getting to know so many dedicated people who make this community such a great place to live," Weatherill-Tate said. "I'm sad to be leaving the Chamber, but I'm not leaving Dayton. This is my home-and I'm sure I'll be tapped as a volunteer."

In her new role, Weatherill-Tate will be responsible for, in partnership with the Director of Admission, the overall experience of prospective students and families as they navigate the college exploration and application process at Whitman. She will lead a team who collectively coordinate the logistics of application processing, on-and-off campus admission events, campus visits and print and digital communications.

Weatherill-Tate's last day at the Chamber will be March 18. Crothers said the board has already begun a search for a new manager. Assistant Manager Lauren Parsons and Chamber volunteers will man the office during the search. Interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to chamber@historicdayton.com.

 

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