A Penn Yan native has been chosen to be the next leader of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce. Jessica Bacher was named the Chamber’s CEO and President last week. She will fill the position held for almost 25 years by Mike Linehan.
Julie Coleman, the Chamber’s interim director, reportedly left the area last month just as financial irregularities discovered by the Board of Directors were being investigated by the sheriff’s department. Jessica said its a dark cloud that is temporarily hanging over the Chamber.
Jessica’s first day with the Chamber was Monday.