Heather Avella hired as GMCC Membership Director

Meet Heather Avella, GMCC Membership Director!

To enhance our ability to serve the Greater Manchester business community, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) has recently hired Heather Avella to fill the role of Membership Director.

Heather will be responsible managing and directing all membership related activities at the GMCC including new member sales, renewal of existing members and enhancement of existing membership packages. A major focus area of Heather’s will be to ensure that GMCC membership packages are relevant, unique and valuable to members.

“We are fortunate to be able to add a professional with Heather’s talents to the GMCC Team. Heather is hard working, passionate and has demonstrated success throughout her career. With Heather’s assistance, we look forward to strengthening the GMCC mission and membership.” –  Michael Skelton, President and CEO, GMCC.

Avella has spent the last six years gaining leadership, business development and project management experience through contract and volunteer work. Most recently, she held the role of President of the Board of Directors for the Manchester Food Co-Op, having helped grow the organization from inception to nearly 1,500 member-owners. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.

Q & A with Heather Avella

What is an aspect of the Chamber’s work that you think is critical to the success of the community?

The Chamber provides a plethora of resources and exposure to help businesses thrive, but even more critical is how the Chamber facilitates the connection of business leaders.  Any community is only as strong as the interconnectedness of its people!

What place would you recommend people visit if they were new to Manchester or the region?

I am an outdoor enthusiast, so I would recommend hiking Mt. Uncanoonuc, visiting Lake Massabesic and exploring the NH Audubon Center nature trails.

What is unique about your role at the Chamber?

My role is unique because I am concerned with what makes each business unique! I identify how the Chamber can best serve those specific needs to help businesses grow. At the same time, I strive to communicate the collective impact of the Chamber’s Strategic Plan, as each and every membership supports the attainment of these goals.