The Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce has named its leadership team for the upcoming year.
“What an exciting year we have ahead of us at the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce,” 2017 Chamber Chair Charlie Hartz of Dunkin’ Donuts said. “I feel privileged to have such an esteemed group of community and business leaders to work with on our 2017 Program of Work. With this group supporting the Chamber’s goals, we are going to have a positive impact on the economic vitality of the Aiken business community.”
The region is projected to have more than 37,000 job openings over the next five years. Filling these openings will require the regional talent pipeline to be well-aligned with high-demand jobs and will require recruiting talent from outside the region, officials said.
The Aiken Chamber will collaborate with the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization, Economic Development Partnership, Aiken County Public Schools, Aiken Technical College and University of South Carolina Aiken to develop strategies to effectively develop and attract the needed workforce to allow business and industry to flourish.
The Chamber is also expected to add a job board to its website this year to connect members with job opportunities to job seekers.