CUTLINE: New Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce president Mike Michaud, left, accepts the ceremonial president’s gavel from outgoing president Don Hay during a private chamber business meeting this week. The chamber will be celebrating 123 years at its annual dinner on Apr. 4.
Michael Michaud of Berry’s Furniture Plus in Lower Truro is taking over the president’s role from Don Hay who steps into the role of past-president.
Michaud, 31, told members that he, his wife and three children are in Truro “for the long haul, and so is the chamber.”
“Working with my board, our plan is to foster and promote healthy business growth in Truro and throughout Colchester County, and that’s exactly what I plan to do as your new president,” said Michaud in a news release. “Our new planning for events and business networking is already underway.”
McDonald’s restaurant owner/operator Stephanie Jones is the chamber’s new vice-president. She operates McDonald’s restaurants in Truro and in several locations outside the Colchester region.
Returning as chamber treasurer is David Miller of Price Waterhouse Coopers.
New board members this year include Fran Grant of Remax Fairlane Realty in Truro, Karen Gillespie from the Nova Scotia Community College, Alex Stevenson at the Truro branch of the TD Bank and Matt Robblee of Caldwell-Roach Insurance on Prince Street.
The new and returning board and executive members were sworn-in during a private business meeting on Wednesday afternoon.
The chamber’s annual dinner to celebrate its 123rd year of operation takes place on Apr. 4 at the Glengarry Best Western and is open to chamber members and the public.
This year’s lifetime achievement award winner is to be announced later this week. That award will be presented on Apr. 4.
Terry Davis, chief operating officer of Home Hardware Stores of Canada, will deliver the evening’s keynote address.
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