Search Begins for New Crossroads Chamber Chief

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The Merrillville-based Crossroads Chamber of Commerce has opened a search to find its next president and chief executive officer following the resignation of its former leader, Sue Reed. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report Reed abruptly resigned Wednesday via Facebook.

Deann Patena, chairwoman of the board of directors, said in the news release that committees are currently reviewing and setting requirements for the job.

“We have appreciated Sue’s commitment to the chamber over the past 10 years and wish her well in her future endeavors,” Patena said.

Reed told the paper that a decision was made within the organization that she did not agree with. In her Facebook post, Reed said, “For over a decade I have been passionate about bringing programs and services to help our members grow their business.”

According to The Times, Reed’s resignation comes after Crown Point announced its split from the Merrillville-based regional chamber earlier this month.

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