Rita Malinauskas permanently joins Chamber staff

Malinauskas, Rita_webWe are pleased to announce that Rita Malinauskas has permanently joined the Chamber staff as a Coordinator of Business Services, working with Angie Elliott and Rachel Groene. Rita was hired on a temporary basis in April 2015 and has since become a valuable part of our Business Services team.

“Rita has shown an excellent level of service to our members. Her warm manner and attention to detail were instrumental to the success of major events such as Small Business Awards, the Golf Classic and Exposure,” Director of Business Services Angie Elliott said. “She is skilled at connecting members to our services and to each other, and we’re pleased to have her on board in a permanent role.

Rita earned her BS in Business Administration from the University of Missouri, and she most recently worked at Butler Community College in Andover.

Welcome Rita!

Please help us welcome Rita Malinauskas to the Chamber.

Please help us welcome Rita Malinauskas to the Chamber.

Rita Malinauskas has joined the Business Services team as a Coordinator, working with Chamber Managers Angie Elliott and Holly Landon. She’s been hired to temporarily fill a vacancy left on the team with Jaime Dupy’s promotion earlier this month to Manager of Investor Relations. Angie Elliott said, “Rita joined the Chamber the day before Honors Night (April 21), which is one of our largest events. She didn’t show any hesitation about jumping in and making sure all the details were taken care of for our 710 guests.”

Rita’s first week at the Chamber was a busy one with preparations for a number of spring events underway. She said, “The work is really varied. Everyone has been so welcoming and given me the sense that what we do at the Chamber is important. It’s not just ‘talk’ around here. Everyone believes in what they are doing for our members and that’s been very apparent to me.”

Holly Landon said, “Rita is already connecting people with some of our services. She’s enthusiastic, professional and a quick learner. A great addition to our team.”

Rita earned her BS in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. She most recently worked at Butler Community College in Andover.