In 2012, Mr. Meredith will continue Mr. Orenchuk's work leading MRC initiatives to raise the profile and authority of the region, and assist members in their efforts to grow their businesses.
"While the Chamber attracts attention because of its advocacy for large projects and infrastructure development, its agenda is driven by small business owners," said James Kirkos, chief executive officer for the MRC.
The MRC has over 1,000 members. Its current initiatives include advocating for the American Dream project, improving roads and public transportation, the Regional Economic and Job Creation initiative, and operating the Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau (MLCVB) to support destination travel and tourism. The MLCVB played a crucial role in bringing the 2014 Super Bowl to the region, and it continues to lead the public debate surrounding issues that will affect the growth of the region.