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New director takes the helm at Prescott Chamber of Commerce

Sarah Sieben, left, is preparing to take over as the new Prescott Chamber of Commerce Director following the departure of Trisha Huber, right. Huber has worked with the chamber for 16 years. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia

After 16 years with the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, Trisha Huber is saying farewell and passing the reins on to new director Sarah Sieben.

Huber has lived in Prescott her whole life, and is proud of the community. She wants people to know about the town and what makes it great.

"It's important to me that people come and enjoy it," she said.

The people have been the best part of the job, Huber said.

"The people have been just fabulous to work with," she said.

Huber always enjoyed working on the chamber's annual award dinner. It was another chance to get to know the people of the community better.

"It's probably one of the funnest jobs you can have," she said.

It is the people that she is going to miss the most now that she's leaving. Huber said she's made a lot of important relationships during her time here in interactions with businesses and staff.

Huber said she hopes people know she did the best job she could for them.

"I hope they enjoyed having me here as much as I enjoyed being here," she said.

She is thankful for everyone she worked with during her time.

"I can't believe how fast the time went," she said.

After she makes her departure from the chamber, Huber said she will be relaxing at her cabin, spending time with her grandchildren and husband, and traveling.

Huber is spending her last days at the chamber with Sieben, helping her prepare for the role.

Sieben has a background in marketing and event planning, and enjoys working with people and businesses. A Prescott resident as well, the opening at the chamber was a great fit.

"Where better than your own backyard?" she said.

She said she knows how great the Prescott community is, and wants others to see it. Her focus as she steps into this new role with be getting to know the people. Sieben said she wants to be there to help the businesses and community at large.

"It's been really fun to watch her interact with the people," Huber said. "It's going to be a good fit for the people she's working with."

Overall her focus will be to bring more people into town and showcase what Prescott has to offer. She wants residents to take advantage of local businesses, and visitors to know that Prescott is here to visit.

Sieben said she also wants to tackle more digital aspects for the chamber and develop more of a presence online.

Sieben said she wants people to know that she's here to help with anything.

"That's what the chamber is for," she said.

Huber said her advice to Sieben is to make the most of it. If you don't enjoy the job, Huber said, it makes it difficult.

"Just have fun with it," Huber said.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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