[caption id="attachment_6259" align="alignright" width="200"]Whitney J. Prather Whitney J. Prather[/caption] CANTON, OHIO (Feb. 13, 2013) -- Whitney J. Prather has joined the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce as the events and marketing manager in the marketing and events department. In her new role, she manages more than 30 business and networking events for the Chamber, including this month's 99th Annual Dinner. In addition, she manages the social media marketing and membership communications for the Chamber, along with other special projects. “Whitney has already become known among our members and our staff for her energetic and optimistic demeanor. She is highly creative and thinks strategically about our programs and projects. We couldn’t have asked for a more dynamic addition to our team,” said Jessica Bennett, director of marketing and events. Prather comes to the Chamber from Massillon Parks & Recreation, where she was the marketing & special event supervisor. Her duties included coordinating and implementing community events and marketing initiatives for the Massillon Recreation Center and 35 parks and open spaces. “I’m extremely fortunate to work in a field where I can express my creativity and build relationships with others. And, to top it off, I’ve found a wonderful home with the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. I’m working with the best in the industry and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team,” said Prather. Prather obtained her bachelor’s in communications with an emphasis in public relations from Malone University. Born and raised in Canton, she lives in Stark County with her husband of seven years. Whitney is passionate about the Stark County community and is a member of Faith Family Church.