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The Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce they have hired a new Executive Director. Amy Hoyes begins as the Executive Director on April 16th.
“I am thrilled to be working with local businesses and community members to grow chamber engagement in Grand Ledge,” Hoyes said.
Hoyes comes to the chamber most recently as Development Director for the American Heart Association. Previously she was Vice President of Development for a nonprofit in South Carolina where she was responsible for raising more than $1 million in corporate and community engagement through events, sponsorships, and donations.
“I love seeing local businesses working together to collaborate and thrive in communities,” Hoyes said. “At my core, I am a community engagement and outreach person who loves to network and connect people for a common mission. My family chose to live in Grand Ledge, and I am excited to see this family-friendly town come together to not only grow commerce, but lead new families moving into the region to all the great annual events and support that the chamber provides,” Hoyes said.
With more than 11 years of nonprofit experience, along with advertising sales, a stint as a television producer and a newspaper reporter, Hoyes brings ideas and energy to this position. She was a chamber ambassador for several years and was accepted into two different Chamber leadership programs in the Carolinas.
A graduate of Elon University in North Carolina with journalism and business degrees, Hoyes will be running the day to day operations of the Chamber as well as fundraising and marketing in the community.
She has been married to her husband Dale for 16 years, and they have two daughters in Grand Ledge Schools. Madison is in 8th grade at Hayes Middle School, and Camden is in 2nd grade at Willow Ridge Elementary. Her family would not be complete without her two fur babies, Max and Marley, who are rescues from an animal shelter.
In her spare time, Hoyes loves to walk her dogs, play board games with her kids, watch movies, and swim at the YMCA. Spending most of her life in the South, she’s excited for the Michigan adventures she plans to have with their camper in the Great Lakes state!