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Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:12 AM


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DELPHOS — New Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tara Krendl has spent the last two months learning the ropes in her new role.

Krendl had been an administrative assistant at the Lima office of the YWCA of Northwest Ohio Childcare Resources and Referral before starting at the chamber. She was charge in finances, marketing and flyer and advertising design but found her job stagnant.

“There was no potential for growth where I was,” she said. “I wanted more and I hope I’ve found it with the chamber. It’s a perfect combination of my interests — marketing, customer relations, event planning and I’m running a business. Those are all passions of mine.”

The 2003 Jefferson graduate earned her bachelor of science in business administration at The OSU Max M. Fisher College of Business in 2009. She started on a degree in education at Wright State University after high school graduation but found the prospects of a job and her desired salary lacking.

“I switched to business in 2005 at OSU and I never looked back,” she said. “It was a much better fit for me.”

Krendl will handle the day-to-day operations of the chamber while promoting members and retaining and increasing membership.

“I’m really leaning more toward retention right now,” she said. “I’d like to do more with the members we have and still continue the networking opportunities we have like Business After Hours and the LEADS group. I want to offer more promotional opportunities on our website and Facebook. We can use technology more. I hope to ensure the chamber remains a relevant asset. I want to increase our members’ return on investment.”

Krendl is the daughter of Linda Daulbaugh and the late Bill Daulbaugh and Kent and Lucy Krendl. She and long-time partner Lance Osting have two dogs, Duke and Sugar.

Former Chamber Executive Director Jennifer Moenter is helping Krendl acclimate to her new job.


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