A familiar face is stepping into the role of Executive Director at the Portage and District Chamber of Commerce.

Stefanie Dunn served as the ED for Prairie Fusion Arts and Entertainment for three-and-a-half years. Prior to that, she was a part of the Portage Community Revitalization Corporation.

"I was ready for a new challenge. I've worked in non-profit for a while here in Portage now," says Dunn. "I have a family-owned business in town and I just saw this as a really good opportunity to continue to develop myself and grow my my skill set, as well as support the community where I'm laying my roots."

She says the previous ED, Cindy McDonald, did an amazing job carrying the organization for more than a decade. Dunn is ready to help bring customers and businesses together.

"We really need to all work together, essentially, to rewire our habits, to form new habits," says Dunn. "Stop on the way home to get paper towel, instead of having it delivered to our homes. Instead of saving two dollars on school supplies by ordering them online or going to a big box, there are a lot of places here."

Dunn believes the dollars spent locally go back into the community in many ways, whether it's supporting nonprofit organizations, community events, or sports teams for kids, to name a few. She is excited to advocate for Portage and to help grow the community.


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