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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2021
By: TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce
Categories: General

They say Chamber professionals are the engine behind the organization. Meet the individuals who are the engine behind the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce! A small, but mighty, team made up of four individuals. Even though they have different skills and backgrounds, they all share a mutual interest of wanting the best for their members! This is our team.


 Meet our team:


From left to right: Hailey Heimbach, Alice Funk, Eileen Dautrich, Melissa Shainline

Hailey Heimbach, Marketing & Communications Director LinkedIn 

Hailey joined the Chamber in September 2021 as the Marketing and Communications Director. Hailey manages a variety of communications between the Chamber and the community, such as the website, social media, publications, and the designing of all marketing materials. Fun Fact: Did you know Hailey got recruited to play Division 1 lacrosse in college? She got her BS in Marketing and her MBA all in 4 years. 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, the MBA Representative, Treasurer, and Social Media Coordinator for the Graduate Student Association, a Graduate Assistant in the Marketing and Hospitality Department, and was an active volunteer on campus. Some additional fun facts about Hailey are that she loves the beach, any Dolly Parton song, any Reese Witherspoon movie, animals, her family, and of course- Marketing!


Alice FunkPrograms & Member Engagement Director LinkedIn

Alice joined the Chamber in July 2021 as the Programs and Member Engagement Director. Alice is your liaison for the many programs and events that the Chamber offers.  Alice is originally from NJ, but always came to PA to visit relatives in Pottstown and Douglasville growing up. A fun fact about Alice is that she had 3 children in 19 months- Danny and then twins Nikki & Bill. Her Dad owned a Dunkin Donuts while she was growing up, and that is where she worked her first real job. 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.


Eileen Dautrich, IOM, PaCCE, President ‘The Legend’ LinkedIn

Eileen is known as 'The Legend - 20 Years and Counting' around here. Fun fact - Eileen began her Chamber career while home during the summer of 1990 - her first summer home from college. She worked for what was the Boyertown Area Chamber of Commerce. Each summer thereafter Eileen worked an internship at the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce. Then 2 weeks before school was to start, Eileen finished her internship to move to Camp Hill to use the degree she just received to be a business education teacher. She took a one year position at the Camp Hill High School to fill a position for a teacher taking a one year sabbatical. Other fun facts - Eileen also spent time as a Business education teacher at the Wilson and Daniel Boone School Districts. In between teaching positions she had other jobs at the Chamber - she served as business manager and an administrative assistant before leaving teaching to return to the Chamber in March of 1999. Eileen is excited to celebrate her 11 year anniversary of being named president of the organization which was effective November 1, 2010. She is dedicated to your Chamber and is blessed to do something she loves everyday!


Melissa ShainlineAdministrative & Member Services Director LinkedIn

Melissa is known as the 'TriCounty Encyclopedia.’ She knows everything and anything about this Chamber and our members. Melissa is second in seniority at the Chamber. She began her employment with the Chamber over 8 years ago as Administrative Assistant. She began her role as Administrative & Member Services Director in July 2019. Melissa also shares her time in the Chamber office with Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc. serving as a part-time Administrative Assistant. A fun fact about Melissa is she raises honeybees and does it for: her love of agriculture, encouraging more women to be involved in agriculture, and It’s extremely scientific. She is working on getting her small business setup. Melissa has also been knitting, painting, and doing embroidery for over 20 years! The final fun fact about Melissa is she has a background in large animal science, specifically equine nutrition. 

Our Mission- Leveraging the power of membership to provide valued membership services and proactive leadership for the tri-county region.


Our Vision- The tri-county area has a strong sense of place – quality of life, economic opportunity, and generations of leaders- to support the region’s                     businesses and communities. 

Our Values-   Integrity | Good fiscal stewardship, ethical decision-making, transparency in all matters, sustained professional development for staff,                                        skills development, and programs for small businesses.
                      Leadership | Build and maintain a positive business environment, practice servant leadership, accept accountability, embrace diversity.
                      Progress | Create community and regional partnerships, achieve goal alignment, proactive communications, pursuit of increasing                                        investor value, adaptability to an ever-changing marketplace.


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