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August 15. 2014 7:21PM

Derry-Londonderry Chamber names new president

MANCHESTER — An executive with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has been named the new president of the chamber overseeing business in Derry and Londonderry.

Will Stewart, 35, starts his new job as president of the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 8.

“I’m very excited,” Stewart said Friday. “One of the reasons that I went for this job was just the incredible potential the Derry/Londonderry region has for growth.”

Stewart has been vice president of economic development and advocacy for the Greater Manchester Chamber since 2011.

“Will brings an incredible wealth of leadership experience and a unique skill set that will help the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber and our region’s business community grow in both size and influence,” said Bonnie Roberts, chairwoman of the Derry-Londonderry chamber.

Stewart said the project connecting Pettingill Road with the access roads at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and expanding Interstate 93 with a new Exit 4-A are examples of how primed the area is to welcome new business and add jobs.

“You can see the opportunities because of those. Now is a great time to take the Chamber to the next level to grow both in size and influence,” Stewart said.

Stewart has lived in New Hampshire for about 10 years and been active throughout the community. He sits on the Friends of Stark Park board and was selected to the Union Leader’s “40 Under Forty” Class of 2011.

dalden@unionleader.com



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