The West Chamber Announces Pam Bales Hired as President and CEO

Posted on: December 10, 2015

The West Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are pleased to announce the hiring of Pam Bales as President and CEO, effective December 4, 2015.  Bales has been serving as the Interim President and CEO since August, 2015.

The West Chamber of Commerce is a regional chamber serving all of Jefferson County. The West Chamber provides business connections, advocates for local businesses with government, helps make businesses more visible, educates business owners and collaborates with other community organizations, chambers and business associations to create a stronger county.

Prior to her President position, Bales was the Executive Director of The West Chamber Foundation, overseeing the 35-year-old Leadership Jefferson County (LJC) program and 17-year-old Youth Leadership Jefferson County (YLJC) Programs.  She has worked with The West Chamber for the past 8 years as a contractor for major special events and as a writer for the organization’s Best of Business and Wellness Living magazines.

An entrepreneur for 25+ years, Bales founded PEAK Public Relations in 1990 and Bales Communications, Inc. in 2008.  A journalist by trade, she handled public relations and special events for a wide range of clients including U.S. Home, Lennar Homes, Carma Developers, Ad West Consulting, City of Aurora, E-470, The Home Builder’s Association, The Rocky Mountain News, The West Chamber, The Learning Source and others.
She is committed to serving the community in Jefferson County.  She presently serves on several boards including The Warren Tech Foundation, Jeffco Energy Action Project (JEAP), Jefferson County Business Education Alliance (JCBEA) and the Lariat Loop.  Bales also served on The Action Center communications Committee.

Member Stories

Jody L. Golden CPA P.C.

“I joined the West Metro Chamber on the advice of another member.  Through participation in networking events, leads groups and becoming an Ambassador, I have built trusted relationships with other supportive West Metro Chamber members.  Within 9 months, I was no longer draining my savings and was breaking even.  When I look at my client base, nearly 90% of that has come from the West Metro Chamber.  Today my business continues to be a success and the West Metro Chamber is a vital part of that success.”

Jody L. Golden CPA P.C.