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Eileen Dautrich, IOM, PaCCE, President
'The Legend - 20 Years and Counting' | ex. 101 | LinkedIn

2022 marks 95 years for this Chamber and the start of my 24th year working for this organization. Over that tenue the organization has changed and has been impacted as our Member businesses have been impacted. To learn more about my education and background, visit my LinkedIn page

Our Team has always worked very diligently to be relevant and provide our Members with the benefits and services that can help their business grow. The Chamber staff are here to provide the best customer service that we can and to make sure that our Members receive the maximum value from their membership investment. We continue to grow our team to ensure that our Members have a positive and exceeding expectations experience.

We are connectors. I have a passion for what I do and enjoy coming to work every day to find a new way to help Members use their Chamber Resources, to help them build Relationships, and expand Recognition of their business in the tri-county region. Every time I am able to answer a question and connect a Member to the right resource that can help them, I have a good day! 

This is our Members’ Chamber. There are a number of examples of programs and Member benefits that we provide that were ideas that were brought to us by a Member. We thrive on the opportunity to brainstorm and discover innovative ideas that not only will benefit the Member with the idea but that we are confident will provide value to others. In addition, we encourage our Members to ask us where they should invest their time and resources – we live the organization every day and we can guide our Members into making their Membership work for them. 

The rest of the Team is featured below, and I encourage you to reach out to anyone of us. We are all vested in your success, and I thank them for their commitment to our Members that they consistently bring to their work on your behalf!

Our team does not do it alone of course. Over the last two years we cannot thank our Board of Directors enough for their support of the Team and the organization.



Alice FunkEvents & Member Programs Director | ex. 108 | LinkedIn

Alice joined the Chamber in July 2021 as the Events and Member Programs Director and is your liaison for the many programs that the Chamber offers.


Alice has a BA degree in Journalism/Public Relations from Rider University as well as a MA degree in Corporate Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her public relations, marketing and event planning career has crossed many business genres, including a water company, a drug and alcohol rehab, a wholesale food cooperative, an insurance agency, an insurance professionals’ advocacy group as well as the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce in Keene, New Hampshire. Alice also has owned her own scrapbooking businesses for the past 22 years. She understands the operations of big corporations, small offices, as well as one-man proprietorships. 

Originally from New Jersey, Alice started her career, met her husband (Jim) at work, and had 3 children (Daniel, 26 and twins, Nicole,
and William, 25). In 2009, the family transferred to Keene, New Hampshire, for eight years, where her children attended high school and the twins left for college. Four years ago, they were transferred to Pennsylvania and now Alice, Jim and Danny reside in Morgantown, PA.

Hailey Heimbach, Marketing & Communications Director


Hailey joined the Chamber in September 2021 as the Marketing and Communications Director. Hailey also heads the TriCounty Young Professionals - if you are interested in becoming a part of this program, be sure to email her! 

Hailey attended Coastal Carolina University where she obtained her BS in Marketing and her Master's of Business Administration. During her four years at Coastal Carolina University, Hailey was an officer for the American Marketing Association and for the Universities Co-Ed business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. Hailey was also the MBA Representative, Treasurer, and Social Media Coordinator for the Graduate Student Association.
A lot of the experience Hailey brings to us is from her Graduate Assistantship with the Marketing and Hospitality Department in the Wall College of Business at Coastal Carolina University and an internship with the South Carolina Woman Magazine, parent news and transition news during undergraduate studies.

Despite being away at College in South Carolina for four years, Hailey was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She loves the beach, animals, her family, and of course- Marketing!

Hailey was featured in the Coastal Carolina University Fall 2021 Magazine. Check it out HERE on page 39! 

She was also recognized on Coastal Carolina University's Wall College of Business LinkedIn page HERE.




Angela Mizic-GallardoMember Relations & Engagement Director


Angela joined the Chamber in July 2023 as the Member Relations and Engagement Director.


Angela comes from a background of deep-rooted history in the tri-county area. Angela’s family (the Prout’s) owned and operated multiple farms in the tri-county area. They were also one of the original founders of the Pottstown Farmers Market. She was amongst the 4th generation to work for the family business until her grandfather’s retirement in the early 2000s.

She comes with a multitude of experiences working with local businesses throughout her career. Angela is very excited to work with the Chamber team and its members to promote community and maximize business growth in the tri-county area.

Originally from the Pottstown/Pottsgrove area, Angela now resides in Oley with her husband Dominick, her youngest of 3 children Ethan, and the family dog, Sweetie. Her other two children, Dominick & Candace, are living their best lives as young adults. You most likely find Angela in the kitchen when not indulging in family activities. Family, cooking and the outdoors are her passions.



Melissa Shainline, Member Services Director & Office Manager
'TriCounty Encyclopedia' | ex. 105 | LinkedIn

Melissa is second in seniority at the Chamber. She began her employment with the Chamber over 10 years ago as Administrative Assistant. She began her role as Member Services Director & Office Administrator in July 2022. Melissa also shares her time in the Chamber office with Pottstown Area Economic Development serving as a part-time Administrative Assistant.

Melissa attended Delaware Valley University where she 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.

Melissa is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Agribusiness Management, focusing on Honeybees.

In addition, Melissa keeps honeybees and is currently serving as Secretary for the Montgomery County Beekeeper's Association. When not at work, she enjoys: traveling, reading, gardening, embroidery, knitting, and spending time with her dogs (Zoey and Morgan), cats (Jada and Patches), honeybees, and chickens.


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TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce

152 East High Street, Suite 200
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone: 610.326.2900