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Local chamber names new executive director

A former marketing and circulation executive has been tapped to lead the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber’s executive board has chosen Ethan Fogg as executive director, effective March 13.

Fogg most recently oversaw circulation and consumer marketing for Finger Lakes Times and 11 of its allied publications in Pennsylvania. He previously served as director of community relations at the Foundation at Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic.

“Ethan brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and business savvy to the position,” said board president Lauren Kolb in a statement. “He has the talent and enthusiasm to create outstanding growth opportunities for our entire membership. We know he will play a pivotal role in advancing the chamber’s mission and thereby enhancing members’ success, facilitating business relationships and improving the region’s quality of life.”

 Fogg holds a master’s degree in public administration from SUNY College at Brockport and a bachelor’s degree in industrial & labor relations from Cornell University.

 Kolb said the board wanted an individual with a deep understanding of the daily challenges of the business owner, a passion to help others succeed, creative sales and marketing savvy and the ability to work seamlessly with members, the board business and service organizations and the local government.

 “I have spent much of my career developing capacity in people, organizations and the community,” Fogg said in a statement. “Advocacy and relationship-building are passions of mine and I enjoy using creative solutions to overcome conflict in pursuit of consensus.”

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