Sherry Martell, former managing editor of the Truro Daily News, has accepted the chamber position.
“Sherry offers strong technical, business and leadership skills to the position,” said chamber president Andrew Lake in a news release.
“As the chamber celebrates 125 year of service to the local business community, representing close to 450 businesses, Sherry’s experience operating a small business and career as a reporter and managing editor of a local newspaper, will be a valuable asset to the chamber,” he said, adding, “Sherry exhibits great pride in giving back to the community she lives in.”
Martell is also the vice-chairwoman of the Phoenix 596 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron parent support committee in Tatamagouche and past president of the Sunny Brae Cemetery Committee. In addition, Martell has served as a 4-H project leader, treasurer of the North Shore Community Development Association, president of the Sunrise Trail Museum Society and is a chartered member of the North Shore Business Women in Action Society.
“I am honoured to be given an opportunity to represent the business community in Truro and Colchester County,” said Martell in the release.
“Local businesses are the backbone of the community and I look forward to working with them to promote growth in the economy and the community.”