The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Business & Technology

May 15, 2014

Fulton Chamber director resigns

FULTON, Ill. — After 14 years of service, Fulton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and Fulton Tourism Director Heather Bennett is packing up and moving on to the next chapter of her life.

Bennett this week announced her decision to resign from the city of Fulton after accepting a position with Black Hawk College, adding that it had been “an honor and a pleasure working for the Fulton community.”

With her departure, Bennett leaves behind a position full of detailed responsibilities and job duties that the city of Fulton will now be responsible for filling.

“Heather was very important member of the staff; there are awful big shoes to fill there,” City Administrator Ed Cannon said. “There’s always a learning curve when there’s any kind of transition; whenever someone leaves a position. Heather had a Master’s Degree and a fantastic marketing ability so this is a defined set of skills that we’ll be looking for.”

As tourism director, her duties included maintaining and updating the city website at least twice a week, organizing and developing the Fulton Visitor Guide, managing group tour schedules and field trips to Heritage Canyon, and other parts of the city, among a multitude of other city based responsibilities.

Her position as Chamber of Commerce executive director adds another long list of tasks including organizing the location, meal, invitations, decorations, and a program for the annual membership meeting, acting as chairperson for the Fall Festival organization, as well as maintaining chamber membership database that consists of more than 300 contacts each year, to name a few.

Fulton Chamber of Commerce President Greg Naftzger said that with Bennett’s resignation, the chamber and the city of Fulton are losing a community asset who will be missed.

“Me and most of the city appreciate what Heather (Bennett) has done and behind her leadership, a great group of volunteers have accomplished a lot of great things in her 14 years,” Naftzger said. “A lot of things that have been going on for the last 10 to 12 years was her initiative so we are sad to see her go.”

Text Only
Business & Technology
  • Wal-Mart to cut prices more aggressively in back-to-school push

    Wal-Mart Stores plans to cut prices more aggressively during this year's back-to-school season and will add inventory to its online store as the chain battles retailers for student spending.

    July 21, 2014

  • Hospitals let patients schedule ER visits

    Three times within a week, 34-year-old Michael Granillo went to the emergency room at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles because of intense back pain. Each time, Granillo, who didn't have insurance, stayed for less than an hour before leaving without being seen by a doctor.

    July 21, 2014

  • McDonald's, KFC in China face scandal BEIJING — McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare today after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.The companies said they immediately stopped using meat from the supplier, Husi Food C

    July 21, 2014

  • Your chocolate addiction is only going to get more expensive

    For nearly two years, cocoa prices have been on the rise. Finally, that's affecting the price you pay for a bar of chocolate - and there's reason to believe it's only the beginning.

    July 18, 2014

  • Facebook tests button to let people shop from its website

    Members on desktop computers or mobile devices can click a "buy" button to make purchases through advertisements or other posts on the world's largest social network, the Menlo Park, California-based company said Thursday in a blog post.

    July 18, 2014

  • Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs, signals new path

    Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its workforce as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system.

    July 17, 2014

  • web_starbucks-cof_big_ce.jpg Starbucks sees more Apple-like stores after Colombia debut

    This week Starbucks opened its first location in Colombia — a 2,700-square-foot store with a heated patio, concrete columns, mirrors on the ceiling and walls of colorful plants.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rejected Time Warner bid by Fox shows growth mood NEW YORK (AP) — In a move that aims to counter consolidation among TV distributors, Rupert Murdoch’s Fox has made an unsolicited takeover offer for rival media giant Time Warner for about $76 billion in cash and stock.Time Warner rejected the bid, wh

    July 17, 2014

  • What happens to your online accounts when you die?

    You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online?

    July 16, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 11.16.48 AM.png VIDEO: Comcast apologizes after customer service call goes viral

    Comcast issued an apology after one of its representatives kept a customer captive on the phone for nearly 20 minutes, demanding to know why he was choosing another cable provider.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo