Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce elects new board members
Members of Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce approved the nominations of two new board members at the organization’s annual meeting on September 24. Michael Mengers of University of New Hampshire Professional’s Development & Training, and Renee Touhey-Childress of the Dover Children’s Home, will begin their first three-year terms effective immediately. Dennis Burke of Mr. Electric and Jeffrey Hughes of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital were elected to their second three-year terms.
“We are thrilled that Mike and Renee are joining the Chamber board,” said incoming Chair Kelly Glennon, “and we are confident that their respective experience in the areas of adult education and nonprofit leadership will serve the Chamber well over the coming months and years.”
The Chamber’s 2020 slate of officers includes Chair Kelly Glennon, Jewelry Creations; Immediate Past Chair Jeffrey Hughes, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital; Chair Elect Abby Sykas Karoutas, Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc PA; Vice-Chair Shawn Olsten, Townsquare Media; Treasurer Brieanna Pettengill, Leone, McDonnell & Roberts P.A.; and Members-At-Large Delise West, HR Partners; and Jean Tremblay, First Seacoast Bank.
As part of the event, outgoing Board Chair Jeffrey Hughes paid tribute to two three board members whose terms have ended, thanking each of them for their six years of service to the Chamber. “Marion Cheney, Paula Daley DePlanche, and Deanna Strand have all contributed to the overall growth and success of the Chamber during their tenure,” said Hughes. “We are greatly appreciative for the guidance and stewardship they have demonstrated over the past six years.”
Marion Cheney, ReMax on the Move, served as the Chamber’s immediate past chair for the last year; Paula Daley DePlanche, Leone, McDonnell & Roberts P.A., acted as Treasurer for the Chamber during her tenure on the board; and Deanna Strand of Dover Adult Learning Center of Strafford County will continue in her role as chair of the Chamber’s Business and Education Partnership Committee.
The annual meeting was held at the Cocheco Mills and was hosted by Thrive Family Chiropractic and Chinburg Properties. White Apron catered the event and Empty Pint Brewing served samples of two seasonal brews.
The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit association of businesses, professionals, individuals, and organizations working together to advance the economic well-being of its members and the community. For details on Dover Chamber membership and programs or for a schedule of activities, call (603) 742-2218 or visit www.dovernh.org.