By Aaron Johnson
The Cincinnati Enquirer
MIDDLETOWN - The Mid-Miami Valley Chamber of Commerce has changed its name to the Chamber of Commerce serving Middletown, Monroe and Trenton in an effort to halt confusion with Miami, Fla., and to establish a better identification with the areas under its service.
In other changes, government officials will no longer serve on the board. It will mostly consist of businessmen and will be streamlined from 32 directors to 15 by 2006.
Four new directors will be elected every year, serving three-year terms, while three appointed officials (the immediate past chairman, treasurer and president) will round out the voting number of directors to 15.
"I think taking government officials off the board is appropriate and will not change our relationship with the chamber," said Patrick Titterington, city manager of Trenton. "I feel the business owners will convey the best interest of their businesses and in turn the best interests of the cities."
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