The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce's new CEO says the organization needs to change its ways if it wants to thrive in the future.
"There was a day, way back when, when businesses would join the chamber because it was their civic responsibility," says Quincy Hentzel. "Those days were gone."
Hentzel stepped in as interim CEO of the business organization in February, and she's now been hired as the chamber's permanent chief executive. She says if chambers of commerce are going to stay relevant, they need to provide services that business owners need.