Tag: Rachel Wade

Pam Scannell Takes the Reins

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 21, 2013 – There was a seamless transition in leadership over the weekend at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce. Rachel Wade served her last day as Executive Director on Friday, November 15, and former Operations Manager Pam Scannell took over the next day. Wade, who resigned from the Chamber to work from home, said, “I couldn’t ask for a better person to fill the Executive Director position.” Scannell moved to Big Bear in 2006, joined the Chamber in 2009 as Membership Sales and Development Coordinator and was promoted to Operations Manager in 2012. Scannell’s resume boasts 14 years in retail management, including time living in England working for leading UK retailer John Lewis. After guiding her unit there from loss to profit in nine months, she earned a series of promotions at the company, peaking as Branch Audit Manager. Scannell’s retail expertise and her Chamber experience make for a winning combination, Cain...

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Chamber Executive Shifts Priorities

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 18, 2013 – The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Executive Director Rachel Wade has tendered her resignation. Wade started in March of 2012; her last day will be November 15, 2013. Wade said, “I have to say that resigning from the Chamber was a very hard choice to make. The Chamber is a very important part of our business community and a valuable resource for all.  I have really enjoyed working with my board and the members.  I made this choice with a heavy heart but I need to do what is right for my daughter.” Wade told KBHR she’d been working almost since the day her four-year-old daughter was born, and that she plans to do consultant work from home to be around her more. Board Chairman Marlene Cain said, “Rachel has accomplished much in a short time, and while we are disappointed to see her go, we respect her decision.” The Board of Directors has initiated the process that will lead to the next Executive...

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Chamber Announces New Executive Director

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