Wednesday, Apr. 6th 2016

Bowen Named Director of Business Development & Retention

EBowenwebThe Shawnee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Elli Bowen has been promoted to Director of Business Development & Retention for the Shawnee Economic Development Council (SEDC). The SEDC is a division of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce.

This is a new position that reports to Andrew Nave, Executive Director, SEDC. Most recently Bowen served as Membership Representative for the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce. “Elli will continue to build business relationships as an aspect of development that she was so successful at doing in her previous position,” said Shawnee Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Linda Leeper. “Elli is an outstanding professional with the skill set that has enhanced the growth and success of the chamber.”

Bowen joined the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce in August of 2013 and has proven success with the largest new membership growth in a single year in recent chamber history. She has been instrumental in developing and implementing the Shawnee Young Professionals (SYP) Program, and will continue to facilitate the SYP program under the direction of Linda Leeper.

Bowen’s primary emphasis in her new role will be to execute programs to promote economic development expansion, retention and attraction in Shawnee. She will be working closely with the commercial real estate market and economic development partner organizations. In addition, Bowen will work with the 70+ EDC members providing value-added benefits and relevant connections.

“I’m looking forward to working with the City of Shawnee and area developers to grow Shawnee’s business community,” said Bowen. “The SEDC plays an important role in this growth and creating the best environment for new and existing businesses.” Bowen graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing. She assumed her new responsibilities April 1.

About the SEDC 
The Shawnee Economic Development Council, a division of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Corporation, works collectively with the City of Shawnee and the Shawnee Chamber to drive business growth and development. The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Corporation (501c6) includes the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, the Shawnee Economic Development Council and Visit Shawnee. For more information, visit

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