Harrington Appointed to Vermont Chamber of Commerce Board
Matt Harrington, executive director of the Bennington Regional Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed by the Vermont Association for Chamber of Commerce Executives (VACCE) to their executive board. “I’m excited to join the leadership board of VACCE,” said Harrington. “Chambers are seeking opportunities to grow and evolve to ensure we support our communities and the businesses we represent. We have to make our chambers relevant and irreplaceable. I hope I can be a part of this group and help reimagine what chambers of commerce can be in the state of Vermont. I know the current board well; it will be a great place for me to grow my own knowledge and expertise, too.”
VACCE is tasked with organizing and growing the over 25 chambers of commerce that exist in Vermont by working on key initiatives that impact businesses and providing professional development for chamber directors.
Harrington replaces Marji Graf, former executive director of the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce, and will finish out her term. He will then have an option to seek another two-year term. Amy Spear of Stowe Area Association, president of the VACCE Board of Directors, stated, “We are thrilled to have Matt join our executive board. His marketing, brand building and community advocacy expertise will be valuable additions as we continue to work collaboratively as chamber executives to strengthen local organizations and support economic growth in our communities.”