The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the hiring of 3 new staff members: Lauren Alfes, Cathy Diekmann and Debbie Bounds.
Alfes has been hired as SACC’s Director of Events and will be responsible for coordinating all Chamber sponsored events including the Wicomico County Fair, Job Fair, Economic Forecast, Eastern Shore Delegation, Annual Awards Banquet, Monthly Membership Luncheons, seminars, workshops and round tables. She joins the team with experience working major events with a catering company and was the head graphic designer at Minuteman Press for over two years. Alfes graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelors of Arts.
“I’m excited about the people I’m going to have the chance to meet and work with on future events. I’m also looking forward to becoming more involved learning about all the different events that the Chamber is involved in” Alfes said.
Diekmann has been hired as SACC’s Director or Member Services and will coordinate and administer the Chamber recruitment and retention functions including onboarding for new members and conducting membership drives.
Diekmann brings over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, mostly in the areas of conflict resolution, social competency training and curricula development. Her former employers include Peace Education Foundation and the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution at Salisbury University. She is looking forward to building positive relationship with Chamber members, understanding the uniqueness of their business and also the personal passions and goals that drive them and their business.
Bounds has been hired as SACC’s Accounting Specialist and will be responsible for budget oversight and monitoring and maintaining financial data. She will serve as primary staff member for all vendor related activities such as soliciting bids and participating in the bid reviewing process. Bounds graduated from Wor-Wic Community College with an Associate Degree in Accounting and Business Management. She joins SACC after 26 years with Farm Credit as the Area Operations Supervisor.
“I look forward to working with my fellow team members to assist businesses in their formation, growth and success,” says Bounds.