Clearwater News


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6/14/2022 General

AMPLIFY Clearwater CEO & COO at ACCE

AMPLIFY Clearwater CEO Appointed to National Board of Directors and Executives Selected to Present at National Chamber of Commerce Conference

CLEARWATER, FL – AMPLIFY Clearwater Chief Executive Officer, Amanda Payne, has been appointed to the nationally recognized, Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), Board of Directors.

Additionally, Amanda & Kristina Park, AMPLIFY Clearwater Chief Operating Officer, were selected as presenters for the 2022 ACCE Annual Conference set to take place July 26 – 29, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This national conference welcomes hundreds of Chamber of Commerce executives to hear from industry experts about a variety of topics affecting the industry.

AMPLIFY Clearwater, formed in October of 2019, is the merger of the former Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce. With less than 3 years in existence, these executives have led a unification process that included a full rebrand, member dues and partnership restructuring, staff realignment, and a reinvigorated scope of work to match the needs of the post-pandemic business community. Navigating a very challenging time, they emerged as the go-to organization for information throughout the pandemic, and while many chambers of commerce around the country struggled to keep themselves afloat, AMPLIFY Clearwater was able to end every year in the black with growth on the horizon.

“Our united business community is at the heart of our success. We are grateful to serve our employers and are pleased that our hard work as a business community and organization is being recognized nationally.” Payne remarked.

On the heels of this success, Payne & Park have been invited to present “Stronger Together: Progressive Model for the Future of your Chamber”. This will highlight lessons learned through the merger process, successes discovered, and shared templates and tools for communities around the nation to facilitate successful mergers in their own backyard.

About AMPLIFY Clearwater

The mission of AMPLIFY Clearwater is to promote and meet the needs of businesses, tourism, and industry and to provide leadership for the advancement of economic vitality and equality for the community of the North Pinellas Region.

About ACCE

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)’s mission is to support and develop chamber professionals to lead businesses and their communities. Their membership includes more than 1,300 business/civic organizations across North America.