Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce selects Mary Ardapple as interim president

By WEEK Producer

June 24, 2013 Updated Jun 24, 2013 at 7:22 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A familiar face has been chosen to lead the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce.

On Monday, the chamber announced that Mary Ardapple has been named as the organization's interim president.

Ardapple is the owner and founder of Apples Bakery and represents District 11 on the Peoria County Board.

A national search is underway to find a permanent president.

Ardapple takes the job vacated by former Chamber President Roberta Parks.