Thomas Peaco, executive director of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, was honored as the 2018 Chamber Professional of the Year by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented by Maine Chamber President, Dana Connors and incoming State Chamber Board Chair, Larry Wold of TD Bank, at the state chamber’s annual Board Appreciation Dinner, Nov. 26, in Freeport.

In presenting the award, Connors cited the stability brought to the Chamber following the merger of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber and the Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber in 2011, to form the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, as well as the positive contributions to the economic development and tourism promotion of the Camden-Rockland Region under Peaco’s leadership.

In addition to leading the local Chamber, Peaco is the current president of the Midcoast Chamber Council, an alliance of eight chambers of commerce from Waldo County to Brunswick. He also currently serves on the executive committee as treasurer of the Maine Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.