Marne Hayes recently resigned from her position as Executive Director of the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce, a job she has held for the last decade.

“It is a bittersweet decision to leave the Chamber, as I will leave the job having loved it,” Hayes said in a written statement. “[I’ve] gained great experience and built [strong] working relationships… and I respect those enough to want to make sure there is no mistaking that this is a good and solid decision, one I put a lot of thought into.”

During her tenure, the Chamber’s membership more than doubled, and it grew from a small community organization to a convention and visitors’ bureau looking at long-term business development, economics and tourism, Hayes said.

The Chamber hopes to fill the position by the end of November. Hayes and plans to remain in Big Sky, where she’s lived since 1993. E.S.