June 18, 2019 Supporting Manhattan-area entrepreneurs, businesses, events

Karen Hibbard Named Chamber Interim

Karen Hibbard has been named the interim president and chief executive of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for a period between February 28th and March 25th. Lyle Butler, current President and CEO of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce will retire on February 28th followed by a Community Retirement Celebration from  4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Manhattan Conference Center.

Jason Smith will enter as the new President/CEO of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and his first day will be March 25. Smith is relocating from Norman, OK, where he served as President/CEO of the Norman Economic Development Coalition.

We invite everyone to come and thank Lyle for all he  has accomplished for our community. Wayne Sloan, 2019 Chamber of Commerce Board Chair

Jason has been in contact with staff and board members, a process that will continue for the next six weeks so he can hit the ground running in March. Smith will meet in-person with staff and attend the Feb. 15 Chamber Annual Meeting.

Hibbard currently serves as the Director and Vice President of the Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau and has been in this role since 1997.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Feeding the Local Tech Scene

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

On the west side of Manhattan, within the brown brick walls of The Fellow Coworking, Andy Theimer maps out ideas...

Change at the Chamber: Jason Smith Takes the Helm

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

On a Thursday afternoon in the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce office, it didn’t take long for the newly hired...

Green Apple Bikes Launches Free Downtown Shuttle Service

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kansas — A shuttle service is making its way to the Manhattan Downtown area this summer. The Downtown Area...

CID Aims to Bolster Manhattan Town Center

March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 1

When the Manhattan Town Center opened in 1987, the native limestone exterior, cathedral-high ceilings, and array of fountains wowed area...

Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce names Dr. Cheryl Grice as C. Clyde Jones Volunteer of the Year

February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019

(Manhattan, Kansas – Press Release) Dr. Cheryl Grice was selected 2018 C. Clyde Jones Volunteer of the Year during Manhattan...