At the November board meeting of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elections were held to fill open board of directors positions. The December board and member meeting, held at the Niagara Falls Country Club Dec. 9, passed a vote to ratify the slate of officers filling the open positions commencing Jan. 1, 2016.
New board members, elected to serve three-year terms are: Michael Broderick of Orange Cat Coffee Company; Patricia Dettinger of Great Lakes Real Estate; Michael Dowd, attorney at law; Sandra Larache of It Happened To Alexa Foundation; and Steve Matthews of The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. Aaron Dey of Life Essential Inc. was elected to serve a one-year term.
Appointed positions to serve three-year terms include: Fishing: Bill Hilts Jr. of the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp.; education: Michael Freedman of Niagara University; and health care: Fred Caso of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center.
The directors elected to serve as representatives for the chamber's business associations include: Lewiston Advisory Committee: Jamie Symmonds of Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique; Ransomville Business & Professional Association: Jeff Baker of Peter Baker Farms; Sanborn Business & Professional Association: Michael Rhoney of Rhoney Funeral Homes; and Youngstown Business & Professional Association: Dotty Riordan.
Margaret Toohey, of The Lewiston Insurance Agency, was voted to serve on the executive board as secretary.
The chamber has accepted more than 30 resumes for the sales and marketing manager position that will commence in 2016. This position will be a full-time addition to the current staff of two employees (President Jennifer Pauly and Director of Finance and Benefits Suzanne Raby).
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is a personalized chamber whose mission is to unify the region and to promote it as a premiere place to live, work and play. The organization is responsible for coordinating efforts in the marketing and promotion of tourism, business development, quality of life and the history and culture of the region, which encompasses Lewiston, Youngstown, Porter, Ransomville and Sanborn.
For additional information, visitwww.NiagaraRiverRegion.com.