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Imlay Chamber director resigns


Newest hire cites time constraints as problem



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December 06, 2017
IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce has lost another executive director.

Melissa Anglebrandt confirmed her resignation this week after less than three months on the job.

Anglebrandt accepted the Chamber's part-time executive director position in October, coinciding with the organization's hiring of Shannon Hamel as part-time event coordinator.

The hirings effectively ended the Chamber's executive director's post, whose duties were all encompassing.

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Melissa Anglebrandt
Though enthusiastic about ongoing changes at the Chamber, including changing the date and name of Imlay City's annual summer festival to "Michigan Busker Festival," Anglebrandt said the job required more time than she had to give.

"It requires a lot more time and hours than the (20 hours per week) originally disclosed when I was hired," said Anglebrandt. "It's more like a 50-hour job. I just don't have the time to dedicate to the position. It was a lot more hours than I was willing to donate."

She'll stay on at P.D. Anglebrandt said she will continue her duties as an administrative assistant with the Imlay City Police Department.

"I enjoy my job with the police department," she said. "But I don't have the time to do both."

Anglebrandt said she wishes the Chamber and Event Coordinator Shannon Hamel well as they move forward.

She still expects to volunteer some of her time in support of future Chamber activities.

"There's a lot of good people with good ideas on the Chamber Board," Anglebrandt said. "The new festival needs the community's continued support."

For more information about the Imlay City Chamber of Commerce 810-724-1361, or email executivedirector@imlaycitymich.com.

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.
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