Skip to content

UVBA Mission, Board & Staff

Upper Valley Business Alliance Horizontal logo

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.


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 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.

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


Dave Barrette, Main Street Kitchens
Alison Chisolm, River Valley Community College
Jeff Chu, Simbex
Nicole Colman, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Stacey Dameron, Novo Norodisk
Heather Drinan, Dartmouth College
Peter Glenshaw, Alice Peck Day Hospital
Julia Griffin, Town of Hanover

Maria Laskaris, Opera North
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

UVBA Staff

Tracy Hutchins UVBA Executive Directore

Tracy Hutchins | Executive Director

Tammi Klotz UVBA Administrative Coordinator

Tammi Klotz | Administrative Coordinator

Kristen Hogan UVBA Marketing Coordinator

Kristen Hogan | Marketing Coordinator

Scroll To Top