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Park Rapids Chamber names executive director

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce announces the selection of Nicole Lalum to the executive director position at the organization.

Former Executive Director Katie Magozzi retired in June. A twelve-member team comprised of members of the board, the Chamber and the community formed the search committee.

“We are confident that Nicole will make a positive impact to provide business growth and development to our community,” said Bob Seifert, president of the Chamber board. “We are pleased to find someone who has both the background in marketing as well as the practical experience as a salesperson to assist the Chamber in its initiatives to thrive in service to its membership.”

Lalum comes from Ottertail, where she was Director of Sales at Thumper Pond Resort. Prior to that, she served as a Promotions Director in the radio industry at stations in the Cayman Islands and in Duluth.

Lalum holds a degree from the U of M and is a graduate of New York Mills High School.

As a member of the hospitality industry, she has served on both local and regional tourism boards.