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January 5, 2013

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Karen Mallinger

CLINTON — Karen Mallinger, 44, of Clinton, works to promote the Clinton area.

Karen grew up in Camanche, where her parents still live. She has a sister in Clinton. Except for five years that she lived in Anchorage, Alaska, Karen has spent most of her life in Clinton.

“I like to be a tourist in my own backyard,” Karen said.

Karen enjoys the Clinton area and all it offers. She spends her time bowling, playing softball and other activities in the area. For the past two years, she was in the ensemble in Clinton Area Showboat Theatre performances. She participated in “Bye Bye Birdie” this past summer and in “Annie” and “Evita” in 2011. She enjoyed working with the other cast members.

“It’s a fun way to spend your summer vacation,” Karen said.

Karen is also the Marketing/Research Specialist at the Clinton Area Development Corp. She handles the project management for people seeking locations to bring new industry or jobs and development. She said that she works with people and companies that are looking for expansion opportunities and tries to showcase what Clinton has for assets.

“I think we could better communicate the opportunities that are here locally. There are a lot of growing and successful businesses in and around the Clinton area,” Karen said. “Clinton’s gotten a bad rap lately. But there’s actually a lot of really positive things going on.”

Karen also volunteers her time throughout the community. She feels that being involved in the community is her way of getting in touch with more of the positive things going on in Clinton. She just finished a term as president of the Gateway Human Resource Association and is involved with the Leadership Institute. She has also volunteered with the United Way citizens review and marketing committee for the past two years.

Karen feels the area is lucky to have the volunteers it does. She added there is a real spirit of the community in its volunteers.

“We really have a lot of people supporting people and lending a helping hand. And it’s really refreshing to see,” Karen said.

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