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Fitchburg man to chair North Central Mass. Chamber of Commerce

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FITCHBURG – At their recent annual business meeting, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce announced that J. Paul Gauvin, president of Henri Enterprises, a Fitchburg-based cosmetology school and beauty products supplier, has been elected chairman of the board for the 2010-11 program year.

Aside from his success in the business world, Gauvin has been a longtime member of the Fitchburg Rotary, chairman of the board of directors for the Center of Well Being, a Fitchburg Library Trustee, member of the finance committee of Sacred Heart Parish, volunteer with The Salvation Army and serves on the advisory boards to several community organizations. Gauvin is a father of four and lives in Fitchburg with his wife and business partner, Patti.

“Through years of support and advocating for the chamber and small-business issues, Paul has proven a tremendous asset to the organization. His business acumen and continuous volunteer work throughout the community makes him an ideal chairman,” said chamber President David McKeehan.

In the same election, Martin Connors, president of Rollstone Bank & Trust, was elected for the vice-chairman’s seat. Director Reinaldo Lopez, CEO of Resource Management, Inc., was chosen for treasurer.

New board members elected for a three-year term, to end in June, 2013, were Gordon Edmonds, president of Leominster Credit Union and Laura Martino-Reynolds, general manager of FHC Industrial Supplies. Re-elected for a second three-year term were Thomas Bagley III, president of Anderson, Bagley & Mayo Insurance Agency, Maedon Coburn, president of Appleseed Personnel Services, Inc., and Lawrence Gelsomini, president of Crocker Technical Papers, Inc.

Continuing current terms on the Board of Directors are Robert Antonucci, Fitchburg State College, Richard Armstrong, DRS Power Technology, Inc., Daniel Asquino, Mount Wachusett Community College, Paul DiGeronimo, Geronimo Properties, Suzanne Farias, Four Points Sheraton Hotel, James Rouse, Micron Products, Ward McLaughlin, Boutwell, Owens & Company, Patrick Muldoon, HealthAlliance Hospital and Jim Reger, P.J. Keating Company.

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy, economic development organization providing leadership to create and sustain relationships among businesses and between businesses and the community. With 1400 member firms, employing more than 25,000 people in the region, the chamber is working to foster economic opportunity in Fitchburg, Leominster, and surrounding communities.

Outgoing Chairman Dr. Daniel Asquino convened the meeting and reception at the Four Points Sheraton in Leominster.