Dobson to head Chamber
Internal candidate will become new director in January

By Laurie Arendt

Dec. 18, 2018

CEDARBURG — Though nearly 50 applicants expressed interest in the vacant position of executive director for the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce, it is an internal candidate who will take over the role Jan. 3.

“I have really enjoyed my time working with the Cedarburg Chamber and all the people involved,” said Maggie Dobson, who has served as the Chamber’s programs coordinator since June 2016. “I have a passion  for Cedarburg and its business community and look forward to helping support those businesses.”

Dobson started her formal relationship with the Cedarburg Chamber as a member of the board of directors in 2011, a role she served in until June 2016 when she became employed by the Chamber. Prior to her time at the chamber, Dobson worked for Conley Media in advertising sales for over 11 years.

“Maggie has built relationships in the community that we, as a board of directors, are excited to see grow in her new role as chamber director,” said Hank Beyer, Chamber board president.

In her current role as programs coordinator, Dobson is responsible for sponsorship fundraising, surpassing her fundraising goal in 2018.

She was also instrumental in working with Milwaukee-based CityTins to create a Cedarburg version of the promotion. She also created and implemented the Chamber’s successful Miniature Golf Outing.

She is the current board president of Festivals of Cedarburg Inc. and is the co-chair of the Cedarburg Christmas Committee. She also serves as a member of the Cedarburg Junior Woman’s Club.

“I think Cedarburg is in a great place going into 2019,” said Dobson as she looked forward to her Jan. 3 start date as executive director. “We are excited to continue with strong programs and events that help showcase Cedarburg as a great community to live in and visit. I also look forward to reconnecting with our members to see what they feel could enhance their membership benefits and make joining the Cedarburg Chamber one of the first things businesses here want to do.”

The Cedarburg Chamber Board of Directors received 48 applications for the chamber director position, held five phone interviews and three in-person interviews for the position.