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Meet the New Frankfort Chamber of Commerce President

Photo credit/Lisa Ricchio
Photo credit/Lisa Ricchio
The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce will appoint Lisa Ricchio as its president at its inauguration luncheon, which is at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Lincoln-Way East High School. 

Here's a quick chance to get to know Ricchio a little better and learn her goals for the chamber in 2014. 

What’s your background - where you’re from, what you do?

My name is Lisa Ricchio. I am an AVP at Standard Bank and Trust Company with an emphasis in corporate entities. I’ve worked in the banking industry for over 20 years in multiple sectors and approximately 14 years ago, made a decision to leave the big city of Chicago, in which I worked at LaSalle Bank/ABNAMRO, and landed nicely in a magnificent community called Frankfort.  I am a graduate of DePaul University in which I earned a BA in Business.

How long have you been a member of the chamber?

I’ve been a member of the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce since 2000.

What do you like about the Frankfort chamber that made you interested in being president?

The loyal business relationships I have gained and the outpour of a great community.

What are your goals for 2014?

  • Transition the internal software/hardware upgrade
  • Adopt a formal strategic plan to measure performance and goals
  • Increase member retention ratio
  • Coffee Break Business initiative
  • Create a new business recruitment incentive

What’s your advice to local businesses and even the public about how they can utilize the chamber?

The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce has a history of being the catalyst for the businesses and communities in which it serves. Our mission is to develop, promote, and preserve local commerce and community interests served by the organization.  

We accomplish this by focusing on four target areas of relevance to the business community: support local commerce, provide networking opportunities, create business contacts and most importantly, promote this beautiful community in which we live, work and play in.  

I invite businesses to become a vibrant part of our dynamic business community to experience for themselves, the loyal business relationships they will gain.

Do you have a favorite Frankfort Chamber of Commerce event?

My favorite by far is the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce event is the Frankfort Fall Fest.    

Learn more about the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce in the Patch business directory and on the chamber website

Jeni Healy January 14, 2014 at 10:49 PM
Lisa!!! I am so proud of you! Your positive attitude and hard work ethic will continue open doors for you!

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