Batavia Chamber names new executive director
Beacon-News Staff January 22, 2014 5:04PM
Nolan Bryant relaxes as his mother Becky gets direction from BATV station manager Holly Deitchman before shooting a public service announcement Friday at Batavia Public Library. The Bryants were chosen for inclusion in an upcoming spot for the Born To Read program at the library. Born to Read is a cooperative program with Batavia schools and the library to promote reading aloud to infants. Mary Beth Nolan~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 24, 2014 1:20PM
Holly Deitchman of Batavia was selected Wednesday as the new executive director of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce by its board of directors.
Deitchman, currently the station manager for Batavia Access Television (BATV), will take over her new duties on Feb. 10.
According to Jack Zaruba, president of the board, the search committee was impressed with Deitchman’s forethought into goals for the Chamber and developing a plan for transitioning into her new role.
“Holly brings a lot of experience to the position,” said Zaruba, owner of BBC Construction and Remodeling. “I see the next director taking us in a direction that wasn’t even invented 10 years ago.
“As a Chamber, we need to continually evolve and innovate to better serve our members,” Zaruba said. “Batavia already has a strong business base, we want to help it grow. We are pleased that Holly will be the person to lead us in this mission.”
As for Deitchman, she hopes to bring the collaborative process and the growth she experienced as the manager of BATV to the Batavia Chamber of Commerce.
“I am honord to be named the new Batavia Chamber executive director,” Deitchman stated. “I am dedicated to the Batavia community that I call home and I am so excited to lead the Chamber into 2014 and beyond. I look forward to working with local business men and women and community members to make the chamber one of our most treasured community resources.”
Prior to her becoming BATV station manager in July 2008, Deitchman spent three years as a market analyst with Metrostudy in Elgin.