Susie Pryor

Susie Pryor

Eudora News and Informationwww.eudorareporter.com

In a surprising move last Friday, Chamber of Commerce President Susie Pryor resigned as Chamber of Commerce president and relinquished her seat on the Executive Board, effective immediately.  Pryor, in a statement emailed to Chamber members, spoke of the reason for her resignation.

“I stepped because of a difference in opinion with the City regarding a matter entirely unrelated to the Chamber.”

Pryor, when contacted by Eudorareporter.com, declined to state what the difference of opinion was with the City.

“Due to the close relationship between the City and the Chamber, I felt the Chamber would be better served by another individual,” Pryor said. “Frankly, I felt this was the ethical course of action, as the Chamber does receive significant financial support from the City.”

Pryor was named President of the Chamber of Commerce in March 2011 with her term set to expire in March 2013.

The Chamber of Commerce Executive Board met on Wednesday to decide what course of action to take in light of Pryor’s resignation. In a statement sent to Eudorareporter.com, the Chamber announced that President-Elect Amanda Hermann will serve as President for the remainder of Pryor’s term.

“The Executive Board appreciates Ms. Pryor’s service and wishes her the best in her future endeavors,” the statement read. “The Executive Board is committed to the numerous initiatives currently under-way and the Executive Board is confident in the future leadership of the organization as we continue to strengthen the Eudora business community.”

The Executive Board is made up of a group of local business owners including Hermann,  Past-President Amy Durkin,  Angie Miller, Linda Langston, Kathy Brechenisen and Deb Barr.

Hermann said that she is excited about the opportunity to serve as Chamber President.

“I look forward to, and will keep working hard towards fulfilling and exceeding the community goals,” Hermann said. “We have made great strides already with the Family Fun Night and Shop Eudora First campaign and I anticipate even greater things in the weeks and months to come.”

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Susie Pryor

Eudora News and Information – www.eudorareporter.com

It is with great pride, that we announce that Susie Pryor is joining the staff of Eudorareporter.com.  Pryor will be the School District reporter for Eudora Reporter.

“I am very pleased to be a part of the growth of Eudorareporter.com.  It’s so exciting to see the site blossom and I look forward to helping educate the people more about the Eudora School District.” Pryor said.

Pryor is currently an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Washburn University in Topeka. Pryor is also President of the Eudora Chamber of Commerce.   Pryor has most recently served as the Community Relations Director for Medicalodges Eudora.

Pryor earned her Bachelor and Master degrees in Business Administration from MidAmerica Nazarene University and her PhD from the University of Nebraska.

Eudorareporter.com Managing Editor John Schulz stated “We are so grateful to have Susie on the staff of Eudora Reporter.  She is a most welcome addition and with her educational background, she is a perfect fit to expand our coverage of  the Eudora School District.”

Anyone with questions about the School District or has story ideas, can reach Susie at spryor@eudorareporter.com.

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This is just one of many announcements to come in the next few weeks from Eudorareporter.com.

We are putting the finishing touches on our classified advertising section. You will be able to list for sale items, garage sales, employment opportunities, legal notices, birth and wedding announcements and obituaries.  All of this will be at very affordable prices.

As soon as our classified section is ready we will begin accepting those advertisements and let the public know of this further expansion to our web site.

Keep checking back for details coming soon!

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