published Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Trevor Hamilton leaving Chattanooga chamber for Cincinnati

Trevor Hamilton, who has served as the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of economic development since 2003, will take a new job with a Cincinnati job-growth group.

Hamilton will serve as senior director of the Cincinnati USA Partnership, which is an economic development arm of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“This was a hard decision,” Hamilton said. “I’m proud of what our Chattanooga Can Do economic development program has accomplished through an outstanding public-private partnership and the Chattanooga Chamber’s world-class team, but I got my start in Ohio and this was a golden opportunity to take my career to the next level.”

He said it’s not easy to leave Chattanooga.

“I believe this region is on a strong upward trend toward even more economic growth and prosperity,” Hamilton said.

Chamber Board Chairman Mike St. Charles of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel said Hamilton has done “an outstanding job for us.”

He led the Chamber’s economic development team in winning nearly 100 job creation investments of $2.4 billion that have directly resulted in over 12,000 new jobs, St. Charles said.

For full story, see Friday’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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