, Newburyport, MA


June 7, 2011

Business briefs


Chamber holds annual meeting

The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced at its 45th annual meeting held on May 13 that the board of director leadership has changed and that seven new members have joined the board of directors.

At the annual meeting, the following board of director leadership changes took place.

The incoming chair of the board is Mary Williamson, director of Community Engagement at Essex County Greenbelt Association. Additionally, seven new members have joined the board of directors: David Frick, Transaction Resources Inc.; Kim Gobbi, Newburyport Today; Diane Gronbeck, Brass Lyon; Steve Pfingst, David's Tavern on Brown Square; Michael Munday, Arwood Machine Corporation; Georgieanna Svenson, Four Star Limousine; and Nancy Von Kittlitz, Law Office of Nancy Von Kittlitz.

Recognition was also given to outgoing Chair Mary Anne Clancy, vice president of communications at the Institution for Savings, and outgoing board members Ralph Castagna, Castagna Construction; Chris Fraser, Fraser Automotive; Mark Friery, Plum Island Grille; and Lori Guertin, Essex Street Inn.

A new executive committee was announced, as well. That committee is chair, Mary Williamson, Essex County Greenbelt Association; chair elect, Scott Eaton, Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank; foundation chair, Mary Anne Clancy, Institution for Savings; treasurer, Steve DeGuglielmo, Fritz DeGuglielmo, LLC, CPAs; clerk, Kate G. Kelly, Kelly's Taylor Rental; vice chair, Mark Goldstein, Anna Jaques Hospital; vice chair, Carl Strube, WNBP Radio; director, Louis Rubenfeld, senior retired member; and director, Chuck Withee, The Provident Bank.

The following business award recipients were announced as well: Retailer of the Year Award — Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante; Chamber Ambassador — Tony Furnari and the Department of Public Service; and Business of the Year — iMarc.

The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry is an 800-member organization whose mission is to address the needs of its members and be a leader in economic development while being sensitive to the community.

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