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Placentia chamber elects new board of directors

The new board of directors for the Placentia Area Chamber of Commerce. Front row (l-r): Darrell Clarke, Wayne Power Jr., Karen Maher and Ray Greene. Back row (l-r): Angie Pittman, Genny Picco, Dawn McGrath and Pam Constantine. Missing from the photo are Dwayne Maher and Maggie Smith. — Twitter photo
Placentia Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Front (l-r): Darrell Clarke, Wayne Power Jr., Karen Maher & Ray Greene. Back: Angie Pittman, Genny Picco, Dawn McGrath & Pam Constantine. Missing are Dwayne Maher & Maggie Smith. — Twitter photo

PLACENTIA, NL — There are several new, yet familiar faces on the Placentia Area Chamber of Commerce's board of directors following its annual general meeting held earlier this month.

Five new members will join five returnees for the coming year, with Karen Maher leading them as the chamber's new president. Maher, a local businesswoman with Maher's Funeral Home & Express Signs, was previously PACC's vice-president under Pam Constantine, who will now serve as past-president. The AGM was held Nov. 5 at the Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre.

In a news release issued by the chamber, Constantine said she was delighted with the new board and "looking forward to working alongside them to plan (PBIS) (Placentia Bay Industrial Showcase) and assist in the planning of our Age Friendly NL Expo in May" as an ex-officio board member.

Among the newcomers to the board is former Placentia mayor Wayne Power Jr., who will serve as its vice-president. Power said in the release he was "humbled to be chosen to serve on the chamber's board," noting it's an exciting time for the region in light of Husky Energy's West White Rose project.

Argentia is among the places set to directly benefit from the Husky endeavour. PACC recently partnered with the Newfoundland & Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association for supplier sessions in Placentia and St. John's.

Also new to the board are Ray Green (Port of Argentia), Dwayne Maher (Argentia Sales & Rentals), Genny Picco (Placentia Royal Bank of Canada branch) and Dawn McGrath (Placentia Royal Bank of Canada branch), all of whom will serve as directors for the board. Joining Karen Maher, Constantine and Power as executive members of the board are Angie Pittman (Genesis Employment Corporation) as treasurer and Darrell Clarke (College of the North Atlantic) as secretary.

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