Delaney to retire
Cindy Delaney, director of Public Affairs and Operations, will retire from the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce effective February 27, 2015.
Delaney has been with the Aiken Chamber for the past 10 years. Her career in Aiken spans 29 years and began with the Aiken Chamber in 1986.
“I feel that I have come full circle when it comes to my career here,” Delaney said. “Going to work at the Chamber less than a year after I moved to Aiken was one of the best decisions I made. The opportunity gave me a birds-eye view of my new hometown and the business community and also helped to launch my career in other directions.”
Those directions included serving as the assistant director of Public Information at Aiken Technical College, managed care liaison at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, and director of Aiken Downtown Development Association where she started the annual Holly Days in Aiken event and the Junior Leadership Aiken program.
Chamber President/CEO J. David Jameson said that Delaney has played a key role in the Aiken Chamber’s success. “Cindy is an integral member of the Chamber’s professional team. She is dedicated and passionate about the mission and goals of the Chamber. Even better, she loves Aiken,” Jameson said.
During Delaney’s decade at the Aiken Chamber, the organization has flourished with increased membership, 5-star Accreditation from the US Chamber of Commerce, and recent recognition as the Outstanding Large Chamber of the Year for South Carolina and North Carolina.
Delaney attributes the success to the professional team she works with at the Chamber. “Everyone is dedicated to what we do; we support each other and work in unison to meet deadlines and achieve goals. I wish them all the very best as they move the Chamber forward,” Delaney said.
“I have enjoyed working with so many fantastic people over the past 29 years, people who truly care about our exceptional community,” she continued. “One thing I have learned over the years is that when people work together in partnership, powerful and rewarding things happen. I am grateful for all the opportunities I have had and look forward to more opportunities in retirement.”
Delaney said her initial focus in retirement will be on supporting her elderly parents, as well as catching up with friends and spending time with family.
The Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce congratulates Cindy Delaney on her retirement. “May all of her retirement dreams come true,” said Jameson.
The Aiken Chamber will host a retirement reception for Cindy on Tuesday, February 24, 4:30 to 6 p.m. The drop-in will be held at the Chamber, 121 Richland Avenue, E, in downtown Aiken.