The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Jacobson to the position of President & CEO effective July 9, 2018.
She will replace Jim Bellina, who left the Chamber in early June due to a family illness.
Ms. Jacobson comes to the Chamber with comprehensive experience in marketing, public relations, management, fundraising, and event planning. Her varied background includes working for large corporations, non-profits, and educational institutions.
Ms. Jacobson is actively involved in the community and has volunteered her time on several Boards and committees including the United Way of North Central Massachusetts, past Chair of the Chamber’s WOMEN2Women Committee, and past Membership Chair for the Gardner Rotary Club. She currently serves on the LUK, Inc. Board of Directors and Alternatives North County Advisory Council.
“Carol’s familiarity with the greater Gardner community and her volunteer experience with the Chamber will prove to be assets in remaining focused on the mission of the organization. The Board of Directors and staff look forward to working with Carol as we continue to be the voice of business for our members and enhance the quality of life in the seven communities the Chamber serves.” said Caroline Chellis, Chair of the Board of Directors.
“I am excited to be a part of furthering the Chamber’s mission to advance the economic vibrancy of its members and our region,” Ms. Jacobson commented. “I look forward to working closely with our members and the Board to build upon the Chamber’s existing strengths, and spearhead innovation around new programs and services that encourage a broader base of membership and support.”
Ms. Jacobson is a Central Massachusetts native and currently resides in Templeton.
A date for a meet and greet reception will be announced soon.
For more information, please contact the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce 978-632-1780 firstname.lastname@example.org
Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Awareness Event
Tuesday, June 19 at Great Wolf Lodge, Fitchburg
Featuring Brian Scalabrine, Boston Celtics Analyst and Former Boston Celtics Champion
Registration has closed for this event.
Over 20 Resource Tables – 4:30 pm
Social Hour – 5:00 pm
Dinner – 6:00 pm
Speaking Program – 7:00 pm
Click attached flyer for details.
Online registration open for
73rd Annual Outing and Robert Langlois Memorial Golf Tournament – Wednesday, August 1st
Golf Tourney at Gardner Municipal Golf Course – 10 am Shotgun Start Outing & Silent Auction at Polish American Citizens Club – 4 pm Golf Ball Drop – 5:45 pm followed by Dinner at 6 pm
Registration options include:
Golf plus dinner package
Sponsor on the Green/Tee
Golf Ball Drop ticket purchase
Raffle tickets for Red Sox Game – 8/21
Thank You to Our Premier Sponsors
Athol Savings Bank
Golf Ball Drop
Advanced Cable Ties
Eastern Propane & Oil
GFA Federal Credit Union
Patio Coleman Assembly & Packaging, GAAMHA, Inc., Great Wolf Lodge, Heywood Healthcare, Johnson Controls, Mount Wachusett Community College
Hole In One
Gardner Discount Furniture
Ice Cream Truck
Additional sponsorship opportunities and reservation details coming soon.
Chamber Board of Directors raises funds for ALS TDI in Honor of Matt Bellina and the Bellina Family.
Chamber President & CEO Jim Bellina will be leaving the organization on June 1st to move to Pennsylvania with his wife Deb, to be closer to their son, Matt who has ALS.
At the May 9th Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors presented a check to Jim and Deb Bellina in the amount of $6,850, a donation to ALS Therapy Development Institute in honor of their son Matt.
Anyone interested in contributing to the cause may do so by completing the attached form or contacting ALS TDI directly 617-441-7200 https://www.als.net/ambassador/matt-bellina/
The Chamber is saddened to announce that Administrative Assistant Felicite Andersson passed away on April 26 after a brief illness. Felicite was an invaluable member of the Chamber family. We will miss her sweet personality, professionalism and most of all her friendship.
Our thoughts and prayers to the Andersson family.