Jenevieve Johnson, New Director for Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce

February 16, 2014 in Community Development, Stories by Jen

Jenevieve Johnson, new SRCOC DirectorThe Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of our new director, Jenevieve Johnson. Johnson, a resident of Springfield since 2007, also owns The JennyWren Café located on Main Street. It is her experience of owning a local business that made her a prime candidate for the position. “It is going to be a huge challenge balancing being a business owner and the Director of The Chamber but I am ready. I am excited,” states Johnson. Johnson feels it is her experience of owning a small business that is going to serve her in her new position. “I understand the challenges faced on a daily business and I already feel so connected to this community. I’m ready to serve more than just the morning coffee,” she says with a smile. When asked about her goals in the new position Johnson replies, “ We have great businesses in Springfield. I want to do whatever I can to help them strive and promote them to the local people and visitors. I also want to continue to build relationships between businesses and the community. We have so much to be proud of. Our rich history is something to build our future on.” Johnson believes a positive attitude is her most important tool, “You can choose to focus on all the negative aspects of life or you can decide to focus on all the wonderful moments happening around you. I have been so blessed from this community’s support of my business, it is time to give back and support my community.” Johnson started her new position on February 13, 2014 and will be in the office Monday-Friday.

Submitted by the SRCOC