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Mark Owens

President & CEO at Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce

Location
Greer, South Carolina
Industry
Nonprofit Organization Management
Current
  1. Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce
Previous
  1. Greer Chamber of Commerce,
  2. Edward Jones,
  3. Laurens County Chamber of Commerce
Education
  1. Institute for Organizational Managment
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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce

Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce

President & CEO

– Present

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Background

Summary

Driven to succeed and make a difference for our Chamber members and our community.

Specialties: relationship building,event planning, communication,customer service, soliciting sponsorship, conveying value of a product or service, budgeting, strategic planning, creative partnerships, financial management.

Experience

President & CEO

Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce
– Present (5 months)

Vice President

Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce
– Present (2 years 6 months)

As Vice President, I lead our Business Development initiatives as well as oversee our membership recruitment and retention, marketing efforts, and leadership programs as developed in our program of work. I also work with Furman University to establish a lasting internship opportunity. I participate and work with our Executive Committee and Board of Directors to fulfill our mission to champion economic prosperity for our members and the Greer community.

Director of Business Development

Greer Chamber of Commerce
(3 years 10 months)

I manage and coordinate all Chamber events including seminars, workshops, education/training activities, annual meetings, golf tournaments, fundraising events, and other events that the Chamber puts on. I manage Chamber programs such as a Leads group, young professionals group, women in businnes group, and a sales strategy for succes group. I manage and coordinate our Leadership Development programs: Leadership Greer, Junior Leadership Greer, and our Leadership Greer Alumni Association. This position also is charged withnon-dues revenue and building relationships with our business community.

Financial Advisor

Edward Jones
(10 months)

mangaged 401K retirement plans and advivsed clients on investment strategies as well as recruited new clients.

Outreach Coordinator

Laurens County Chamber of Commerce
(2 years)

Intern then hired in May of 2007 as Outreach Coordinator. Helped plan and manage events as well as assiting in membership retention.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Board member

Greer Relief & Resources Agency
Poverty Alleviation

Board member to assist in the policy and budgeting of the organization to ensure the mission is successful. Every Neighbor Matters.

Chairman

Greer Memorial Hospital Advisory Counicil
Health

Chairman of the Greer Memorial Hospital Advisory Council which is the sounding board for the community for positive feedback and constructive criticism to make Greer Memorial Hospital the best patient experience it can be. The council also acts as grassroots marketing effort for the hospital by reporting updates and new offerings provided by the hospital for the community.

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Publications

Mark Owens Blog on Greer-Taylorspatch.com(Link)

http://taylors.patch.com/blogs/mark-owenss-blog
June 2013

A blog about the community and how the Chamber and myself relate to issues that arise.

Skills

  • Public Relations
  • Event Management
  • Financial Management
  • Budgeting
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • New Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Community Outreach
  • Communication
  • Building Relationships
  • Event Planning
  • Budgets
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Social Networking
  • Recruiting
  • Training
  • Program Management
  • Team Building
  • Strategic Planning
  • Small Business
  • Nonprofits
  • Business Development
  • Public Speaking
  • Team Leadership
  • Advertising
  • Fundraising
  • Management
  • Sales Management
  • Account Management
  • Organizational...
  • Strategy
  • Business Planning
  • Marketing Communications
  • Social Media
  • Coaching
  • Volunteer Management
  • Start-ups
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Board Development
  • Proposal Writing
  • Managerial Finance
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Sponsorship
  • Community Development
  • Leadership Development
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Education

Institute for Organizational Managment

I.O.M., Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Studied all aspects of non-profit management from and with leaders in the industry from across the country. The four year program teaches leadership styles, finance, legality, ethics, fundraising, event management and more to mold non-profit executives

Presbyterian College

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Mens Soccer , Three-time Captain.

Activities and Societies: Varsity Soccer, Pi Kappa Phi, Student Athletic Advisory Committee

Porter Gaud

Honors & Awards

2008 Class XXIX Leadership Greer Graduate

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