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  • About Us

  • MISSION

    To invigorate the economic health of the areas we serve, while contributing to the well-being of the Upper Valley. 

    OPERATING PRINCIPLES

    • The Upper Valley Business Alliance represents 460 businesses strong located throughout the Upper Valley.  Our mission is to serve as an advocate for our members large and small with local and state government and promote and seize opportunities to better the economic climate in our region.  
    • Encourage addressing regional issues by working closely with other Chambers, other organizations without duplicating efforts and Government agencies at local, regional and state levels.
    • Support Environmental Stewardship by nurturing business and community relationships focused on sustainability initiatives, by engaging in civic dialogue, by incorporating environmental stewardship as a critical ingredient in the community’s enduring economic health.
    • Support and foster a culture of inclusiveness and diversity for all residents of the Upper Valley. We recognize that without diversity, equity and inclusion, we limit our talent, resources, and the business opportunities. 

    STAFF & VOLUNTEERS

    Tracy Hutchins Upper Valley Business Alliance Executive Director
    Executive Director Administrative Coordinator Marketing Coordinator
    Tracy Hutchins Tammi Klotz Kristen Hogan

     

  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Board Chair: Jennifer Packard, Blue Sky Restaurants
    Vice-Chair:  Kevin Purcell, Purcell Properties
    Treasurer: Jay Simms, Tyler Simms & St. Saveur
    Secretary: Mary Giveen, Dr. Sam's Eye Care

    Directors:

    Cheryl Allen, King Arthur Baking Company
    Dave Barrette, Main Street Kitchens
    Alison Chisolm, River Valley Community College
    Jeff Chu, Simbex
    Nicole Colman, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    Kathy Decker, Six South Street Hotel
    Heather Drinan, Dartmouth College
    Peter Glenshaw, Alice Peck Day Hospital
    Julia Griffin, Town of Hanover
    Shaun Mulholland, City of Lebanon
    Ira Richards, West Lebanon Feed & Supply
    Mike Scheller, Hypertherm
    Jennifer Snyder, Coldwell Banker Lifestyles
    Rich Wallace, The Valley News
    Kristina Withington, Fireside Inn
    Scott Young, Mascoma Savings Bank