Eric Kranz has been appointed the new Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce executive director, according board chairman Mark Banschbach.
Kranz brings a renewed emphasis to professionally serve the needs of the chamber’s nearly 350 members through a variety of business development, education and counseling services that specifically target local business retention and growth.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in political science from Marquette University and a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University with concentrations in management, leadership and entrepreneurship. He has completed a number of professional programs that have certified him as a global business professional, economic development finance professional and QuickBooks Pro adviser and is in the process of becoming a certified economic developer.
The Sunman resident worked for three years at the Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center where he provided consulting services for aspiring entrepreneurs and companies with no more than 500 employees. He helped businesses invest $85 million into the region and create more than 300 new jobs and helped Indiana entrepreneurs start over 50 new businesses.
Kranz began his new position April 1.