JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has announced its next President and CEO.
The business group says Daniel Heitzenrater will take over for outgoing president Todd Tranum who announced he was stepping down from the role last summer.
Heitzenrater has been the executive assistant for the last three county executives, working with business and economic leaders in the community.
In a statement, Heitzenrater says he is excited to start the new chapter with the chamber.
“I have enjoyed working with residents and businesses across Chautauqua County through my role in the County Executive’s Office, and I look forward to continuing that work countywide to advocate for the priorities of Chamber members and our communities,” said Heitzenrater. “The challenges of the past eighteen months have brought many struggles of local business to the forefront. We have a great opportunity to grow support and advocate for the priorities of our chamber members while envisioning new ways to drive foot traffic and conduct business.”
The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is a privately funded business organization composed of 900 businesses representing approximately 24,000 employees.
The Chamber, the group says, is driving initiatives and providing services to help support and build stronger businesses and communities in Chautauqua County.
Heitzenrater expects to assume the role next month.