Port Orchard Chamber has a new director too

Matt Murphy PhotoThe Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce announced its new executive director last week.

The chamber selected Matt Murphy, a fourth generation South Kitsap resident with an varied business background.

According to a chamber news release, Murphy wants to make the organization a “resource for local businesses by providing them training and offering other support to help them increase their sales and improve their profits.”

Murphy is a Gonzaga University graduate. After college he moved back to Port Orchard and worked as a real estate agent and opened a bookstore with his wife, Linda. The couple was active in Fathoms O’ Fun and the chamber.

Murphy later served as an area support manager for Mail Boxes Etc.,  a UPS Store franchise manager, and as director of business development for a Native American firm researching and responding to federal agency procurement requests. He most recently worked for Dex Media.

Murphy replaces Christine Daniel, who resigned earlier this year.

The Port Orchard Chamber is one of several transitioning leadership this fall. Chambers in Bremerton and Poulsbo also announced new directors recently.

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