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Cedar Rapids Chamber names new head


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- The chief executive officer of a Florida chamber of Commerce has been tapped to lead the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce.

Shannon Meyer is the chief executive officer of the Melbourne-Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce.

She was chosen by the chamber's CEO search committee after interviewing more than 25 candidates and reviewing more than 100 applications.

The CEO of the chamber's search committee, Brad Hart, says Meyer's ability to increase membership in both of the two chambers she has led and strengthening community perceptions of the chambers were distinguishing factors in her selection.

The chamber has been looking for a new top executive since former Cedar Rapids mayor Lee Clancey retired from the post this summer. Robert Buntz Jr. has been working as interim CEO since late September.

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