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Dale Hedrick has been named president of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce.
does not foresee any changes to the chamber's dynamic.
"I'd like to build on the great foundation of this organization," he
said, mentioning his
admiration for the job done by attorney Kevin Lamb, whom he
succeeds as president.
Hedrick, 57, is president of the West Palm Beach-based construction firm Hedrick Brothers, which he founded 35 years ago.
He has been a member of the chamber since 2003 and has served on its board of directors for the past two years.
He was born and raised in West Palm Beach, where he continues to reside.
firm was launched with an office in Palm Beach
, but as it expanded it eventually moved to larger quarters in West Palm Beach.
has built more than a million square feet of residential and commercial space on the island, he
The firm's major projects in town include renovating Town Hall and the Bath & Tennis Club and building the Flagler Kenan Pavilion at the Flagler Museum
and the recently completed Par 3 Clubhouse.
The chamber's mission, Hedrick
thinks, is to be a "thought leader" for the local business community.
The purpose of the 75-year-old organization's monthly meetings during the season is to encourage "relevant thinking" among its membership, he
"I have found that the better the programs, the better the attendance," he
"The quality of our speakers is also important as a means of drawing in new members."
"Dale has taken an active role in programming since he joined the board," said Laurel Baker, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce.