Failor has served as executive director of the Bloomington Chamber since she joined the organization in 2008. In her new role as president, she will continue to ensure the effective operation of the Chamber by managing Chamber programs, membership, employment, and the training and supervision of staff. Failor also is responsible for actively representing the Chamber and its members in civic and community affairs, as well as serving as the liaison between the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce Board and the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Board.
Levens has served as executive director of the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce for nearly six years, and is a member of the Executive Staff Leadership team for the Minneapolis Regional Chamber. In her new role as president, she will continue to be responsible for planning strategic initiatives, developing a work plan and acting as a liaison between the Chamber and the business community. Levens will also be responsible for providing programming, personal customer service, business promotion and community representation for the 130 members of the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber.
“Chambers are the lifeblood of their communities, and both of these organizations are in strong hands with Maureen and Christine at the helm,” said Todd Klingel, president of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. “They’ve each done an excellent job of building their respective communities, and I look forward to their success in their new roles.”
The Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1881 and works to create strong partnerships to unite and grow member businesses in the Twin Cities. The Chamber and its two affiliates, the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, serve 1,400 businesses in the 11-county metro area and focuses on public policy, economic development and member services. More information about the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce is available at www.minneapolischamber.org.