Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce names new president


WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – The Executive Board of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce announced the hiring of Kurt Zende as the organization’s President.

We are excited to welcome Kurt as our president. Kurt comes to us with a long track record in economic development, small business ownership and chamber management.

Tanner Russel, Board Chairman

Zende’s previous position was with the city of Wheeling as Economic Development Specialist where he served since 2005. The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce had over two dozen applicants for the position.

I am looking forward to starting my new position. I hope to use my experience in both the public and private sector to assist the area business community. We want to continue the work to give the Wheeling area the best business environment as possible.

Kurt Zende, President Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber wishes outgoing President Erikka Storch only good things as she becomes the first Executive Director of Project BEST.

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