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Christensen resigns as Chamber CEO

Candy Christensen, president/CEO of the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, is stepping down from her role, effective May 13.

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Candy Christensen, president/CEO of the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, is stepping down from her role, effective May 13.

Candy Christensen
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According to a news release, she is looking forward to growth opportunities.

“It has been an absolute honor and privilege to serve the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, its membership and the business community. It is with a heavy heart that I must move forward into my future opportunities,” Christensen said in the release.Christensen is aligning her resignation so there is adequate time to fill her position and allow for an easy transition process. “The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is a wonderful organization. It has helped me grow personally and professionally as an individual. I plan to remain supportive and in contact as a friend and community partner long after I resign,” she wrote.Debbie Tostenson, chair of the Chamber’s board of directors, states, “As much as I hate to see you go, I fully support you in your new adventure.”Christensen assumed the position in July 2021, transitioning from her role as communications and marketing coordinator.

Since her employment, Christensen states the Chamber has seen growth in membership numbers, revenue, events and programs.

"I’m very confident in the board’s ability to find a qualified candidate who loves the community as much as I do and will be a huge asset to this amazing organization," she said.

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