• Meet WSCCI's newest employee: Susan Claesson!

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    Susan Claesson is the Chamber's new Membership and Marketing Specialist and we couldn't be more excited to have her on board! With a ton of nonprofit organizational experience, years of sponsorship and customer relationship management and events coordination, Susan fits in perfectly with the WSCCI's mission and culture. We decided to ask her a few questions so members can get to know her a little better:

    WSCCI: What drew you to the WSCCI position?
    SC: The thought of giving back. I've worked for several organizations whose mission I really believed in and the Chamber is very similar. This will offer me the chance to give back in the communities I live and shop and now work! I love building relationships, meeting new people and I think the Chamber is doing great things that I can help add to.

    WSCCI: What is something you are looking forward to accomplishing in this position?
    SC:  Well, my parents were always small business owners, so the fact that I will now get to interact and work with many business owners on a daily basis is really exciting. I understand the dynamics and what can be challenging in owning a business, having watched it firsthand. I want to help grow the membership so that more businesses can benefit from belonging to this Chamber, as it's regional and far-reaching.

    WSCCI: Favorite business your parents owned?
    SC: Dairy Queen!!
    WSCCI:  Now, getting personal. What's your favorite vacation spot?
    SC: Michigan. I love my home state.

    WSCCI: How about the best book you've read recently and why you liked it. 
    SC: Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen. Carl Hiaasen does an incredible job of creating characters that you really should not like but you do. It is great storytelling. He also has a line of kids books that have been great to read and listen to on tape with my own children. 

    WSCCI: What is your all-time favorite quote? 
    SC: "Do the right thing, do the best you can and always show people you care" - Lou Holz
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