Chamber appoints new office manager
Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce announced earlier this month that Donald Porter has joined the organization as office manager.
Porter comes to the Chamber with a wealth of experience, having been the former president and CEO of the Retail Merchants Association in Tidewater, Va. and a PBRCC volunteer.
Porter joins the chamber to aid PRRCC in meeting operational goals, providing value and service to members, overall management of internal operations and extensive volunteer program.
In 2007 Porter retired and moved to Maine, just outside of Ellsworth, and eventually moved to Rockland in 2012, where he is now a full-time resident.
“I enjoy working at the Chamber. When you’re a people person, you enjoy those interactions, as well as it’s fun to help the community and bring new business in,” Porter said in a news release. “I’ve learned how much I still need to learn about the community because I’m not a native here and the demographics are all new to me. I’m also learning what’s around the area, there are so many little shops, really nice museums, and good places to eat.”
“Donald is a great addition to our team and he had a really impressive background with a lot of experience, especially with the Merchants Association he was involved in, which is like the Chamber in a lot of ways,” said Staci Coomer, executive director of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber. “We are so very excited to welcome Donald to the chamber team.”