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UVBA Mission, Board & Staff

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The Upper Valley Business Alliance was born from the merging of the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce and Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, combining them into a single entity to better serve the Upper Valley community as a whole.

Mission

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

Operating Principals

  • The Upper Valley Business Alliance represents 470 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.
  • Address regional issues by partnering with other organizations and Government agencies at local, regional and state levels.
  • Support Environmental Stewardship by nurturing business and community relationships focused on sustainability initiatives, engaging in civic dialogue, and 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.

Board of Directors

Board Chair: Jennifer Packard, Blue Sky Restaurants
Vice-Chair:  Kevin Purcell, Purcell Properties
Treasurer: Jay Simms, Tyler Simms & St. Saveur
Secretary: Scott Young, Mascoma Bank

Directors

Dave Barrette, Main Street Kitchens
Alison Chisolm, Consultant Squared
Jeff Chu, Simbex
Stacey Dameron, Novo Nordisk
Heather Drinan, Dartmouth College
Peter Glenshaw, Alice Peck Day Hospital
Maria Laskaris, Opera North

Ed Morris, Town of Enfield
Shaun Mulholland, City of Lebanon
Ira Richards, West Lebanon Feed & Supply

Kerry Rigas, Law Office of Margaret A Jacobs

Mike Scheller, Hypertherm
Jennifer Snyder-Fogg, Black House Real Estate

Alex Torpey, Town of Hanover

UVBA Staff

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Tracy Hutchins | Executive Director

tracy@uppervalleybusinessalliance.com

Tammi Klotz UVBA Administrative Coordinator

Tammi Klotz | Administrative Coordinator

tammi@uppervalleybusinessalliance.com

Kristen Hogan UVBA Marketing Coordinator

Kristen Hogan | Marketing Coordinator

marketing@uppervalleybusinessalliance.com

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