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December 15, 2013

TC chamber board finalized

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce announced several new appointments to its board of directors, including the appointment of Mark Eckhoff as board president.

Eckhoff is a senior associate at Three West LLC and a retired regional president of Fifth Third Bank. He replaces Rachel Roe, assistant general counsel with Munson Healthcare, who remains on the board as the immediate past chair.

Other new directors for 2014 include Marguerite Cotto, Northwestern Michigan College; Jessica Wheaton, Traverse City Light & Power representing the chamber’s Young Professionals program; Cecilia Chesney, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Michigan; Andrew Kohlmann, SignsNow; Eric Ritchie, Team Elmer’s; Kevin Schlueter, Kalkaska Screw Products Inc; Tom Aja, Plante Moran representing the Traverse Bay Economic Development Corp.; and Mike Worden, Honor Bank.

Departing board members include Terry Umlor, Springfield Roofing; Kim Pontius, Traverse Area Association of Realtors; Kathleen McManus, Munson Medical Center; Warren Call, Huntington Bank; Don Coe, Black Star Farms; and Tony Anderson, Cherryland Electric.

“The new board members will build on a long tradition of solid and sustained leadership of our member-volunteers,” said Doug Luciani, chamber president and chief executive officer. “(2014) will be the year of the member. It will be about intensely demonstrating the value to our members at all levels and to businesses of all sizes in our community.”

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