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Eileen Dautrich
, IOM, PaCCE, President

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Articles by Eileen: January 2018 President's Message; Making a Difference is What We Do

In 1990, Eileen Dautrich began working for TCACC as a student intern in the Boyertown Area Chamber of Commerce office.  She returned to the Chamber a number of times, working in various capacities and eventually being hired as the Vice President of Administration in 1999.  Eileen was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2006.  With the reorganization of the Chamber in fall of 2010, Eileen was promoted to President of the TriCounty Chamber effective November 1, 2010.

In her position as Executive Vice President, Eileen facilitated and managed the day-to-day operations for the Chamber.  In addition, for 9 years she served as the Director of the Leadership Tri-County program, and continues to manage the Chamber’s 501(c)(3) organization, the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce Inc. Foundation.  As President, Eileen is responsible for building relationships with the members and the community as well expanding the organization’s programs, member benefits and continuing to manage the daily activities of the organization.

Eileen earned a B.S. in Business Education, with a concentration in accounting, from Bloomsburg University.  Her ongoing professional development has included graduating from the U.S. Chamber’s four year program, the Institute for Organization Management, in 2005 and graduating from the Leadership Tri-County program in 2000.  She attends various seminars and participates in webinars every year that help strengthen her business knowledge and allow her to greater assist TCACC and its members.  Her favorite part of working at the Chamber is that she is passionate about what the Chamber stands for in the tri-county community and the satisfaction of being able to help the local, small businesses, and the community at large through her daily activities.

Eileen is the recipient of the YWCA Tri-County Area’s Tribute to Exceptional Women Award for the Non-Profit/Public Service category. Eileen also received her Pennsylvania Certified Chamber Executive designation from the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals in 2013. She has served on various boards in the tri-county region including the Healthy Woman Advisory Board at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center and was a board member for the YWCA Tri-County Area; she is a current member of the board of directors for Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc.  In a statewide role, Eileen also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals and currently serves as a member of the Professional Development and Recognition Committee for the Association. 

A graduate of the Boyertown Area School District, she still resides in the district with her husband and her daughter.



Tarra James, Events & Marketing Director
Tarra began working at the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce as the Events & Marketing Director in December 2017. She has spent the last 8+ years in the events field ranging from sporting events, and marathons to professional trade shows, receptions, and luncheons.

Tarra graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Sports and Recreation Administration. She then continued on to receive her M.S. in Sports Management from Canisius College in Buffalo NY. She finished her masters degree in Florida while working at the Walt Disney World Resort where she spent several years at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Afterwards she had a year long stint as an Event Manager at the Orange County Convention Center, where her understanding and knowledge of the business world grew exponentially. Taking the chance at an opportunity to move closer to home, she then moved back up to the Pottstown Area in November 2017. She is excited to be a part of the TriCounty Area Chamber and looks forward to learning all she can about the community.

Tarra also enjoys sports and coaching youth volleyball on the side. Her interests include singing, traveling, playing volleyball, and watching hockey games.

Jennifer O'Donnell, Member Relations Director

 Jenn joined the Chamber staff in January 2015 and brought a passion for engaging and interacting with the community as well as her unique perspective as a former member of the Chamber for over nine years.  In her ever evolving role as Member Relations Director, Jenn strives to engage businesses with the opportunities membership provides to expand their presence throughout the tri-county region along with facilitating member engagement and leads the Chamber Ambassador Committee. In June 2016, Jenn graduated Leadership Tri-County and is actively pursing her Institute of Organization Management certification, offered by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, with a target graduation date of Summer 2018. Additionally, Jenn serves as Director of Leadership Tri-County and is a member of the Leadership Tri-County Advisory Board.

Born and raised on Long Island, Jenn moved to Collegeville in 2001, where she resides with her husband and raised their daughter, who currently attends Gettysburg College. In fulfillment of her passion for choral arts education, Jenn sits on the Board of Directors as President of The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and is a member of the Board of Managers of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem.

  Melissa Shainline, Communications & Administrative Director


Melissa started at the Chamber as Administrative Assistant in November 2012. She began her role as Communications & Administrative Director in December 2017. She resides in the Hill Church area and attended St. Pius X High School in Pottstown.

Melissa also attended Delaware Valley University. While there she studied Large Animal Science and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Science & Management. She was a member of the Western Equestrian Team, Apiary Society, the academic fraternity Delta Tau Alpha, and the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. During college, Melissa also studied abroad at Hartpury University in Gloucester, United Kingdom. While abroad, she had the opportunity to volunteer for the 2010 Badminton Horse Trials.

In addition, Melissa serves on the Foundation for Pottstown Education's Board of Directors as Secretary. She also works for CVS Health and pet sits. When not at work, she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, baking, embroidery, knitting, and spending time with her dogs and cats.




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TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce

152 East High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone: 610.326.2900