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  • TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Hires VP of Talent and Workforce

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    Press Release:     For Immediate Release
    Date:                     August 17, 2017
    Contact:               Shannon Full, President
                                  TwinWest Chamber of Commerce
                                  shannon@twinwest.com | 763-450-2220
    TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Hires VP of Talent and Workforce
    Plymouth, MN  
    It is with great pleasure that the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce announces the hiring of Andrea Ferstan as Vice President of Talent and Workforce.  A seasoned professional, Andrea comes to TwinWest with more than 15 years of experience in education and workforce.  Most recently, Ferstan spearheaded the United Way’s Career Academies, a $13M statewide initiative engaging over 2,900 students, resulting in increased access to dual credit opportunities and significantly higher high school graduation rates.  In her new position at TwinWest, Ferstan is charged with the development and implementation of the Chamber’s talent and workforce initiatives. 
    Ferstan’s hiring is the first step in the execution of TwinWest Chamber of Commerce’s new, strategic framework which has been designed to address the needs of businesses and communities the TwinWest Chamber serves.  “Businesses and communities are sharing with us that their #1 concern is the ability to recruit and compete for talent in this global economy” said Shannon Full, President of the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce.   “Chambers across the country are serving as solution-based strategists and strategic partners to address this talent challenge.  Leadership at TwinWest is passionate about this work and will be working collaboratively with both private and public sector partners to provide tangible, results-driven programming.  We feel incredibly fortunate to have a person of Andrea’s caliber and experience on board to help address the problem and find practical solutions.”
    Ferstan added, “I'm thrilled to be joining TwinWest Chamber of Commerce as they roll out their new strategic framework. We have a tremendous opportunity and imperative to leverage and align existing assets to addressing our regions talent needs. I can't wait to work with the community to further develop this competitive advantage.”  
    Ferstan will begin her duties at TwinWest on August 28, 2017.
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