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Area Resident Named New Executive Director Of The Edgewater Chamber Of Commerce

With the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce (ECC) previous Executive Director Katrina Balog stepping down in August to pursue a new job, the organization went into search mode to find its next leader. Now after two months of looking for the perfect fit, a local Edgewater resident will take the reigns at the organization.

The ECC has officially named Christina Pfitzinger as its new Executive Director. She comes at a time when Edgewater is experiencing strong economic growth which includes Broadway Avenue’s revitalization, our growing theatre district and the shop local first movement. 

According to ECC Executive Vice Chair Michael Caramagno, they had an terrific response to the job opening with many viable candidates for the position. However, Pfitzinger stood out because of her experience, marketing savvy, as well as her ability to create and expand relationships with members, the media and the Chicago business community.

Pfitzinger has been Director of Operations for Financial and Insurance Conference Planners and Research Chefs Association with the Association Management Company SmithBucklin over the past four years. With a strong expertise in strategy and vision, she has worked with many respected organizations which includes the title of Executive Director of the Lower Downtown Denver (LoDo) District in Denver, Colorado.

As LoDo Executive Director she was instrumental in the successful promotion of the area through both destination marketing campaigns and local events. Being one of the most historically significant neighborhoods in Denver, LoDo has a thriving restaurant and retail scene.

“I’m looking forward to serving the business community and continuing to build on the Chamber’s long history of driving local solutions and bringing people together around common goals,” Christina said in a ECC member release. “Edgewater fosters an impressive culture that is both inviting and inclusive and I’m grateful to join the Chamber at this exciting point in its development.”

Pfitzinger has lived in the Edgewater neighborhood for the past five years with her husband Joel. Both enjoy the neighborhood’s vibrant dining and culinary options as well as biking along the city’s lakefront path.



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