Cole Riel

Member Engagement Coordinator

As Member Engagement Coordinator with the GMC, I am  focused on strengthening and supporting member relations functions. At our core, we are a membership organization that exists to serve our business community!”

Cole plays an integral role in member retention and growth acitivites for the Greater Manchester Chamber. He is inspired by conducting one-on-one member consultations and managing group membership engagement strategies. Cole is responsible for assisting in the advancement of the Chamber’s mission, strategic plan, and membership goals by providing excellent customer service and support.  A major focus area of Cole’s is to serve as the staff point person on updates to the membership database as well as the expert on membership benefit utilization.

Cole is currently a resident of Goffstown, where he has lived his entire life. Throughout his time in the Manchester area, Cole has been involved in several community activities and organizations, including serving on municipal boards and volunteering at the Goffstown Food Network. In 2017, he graduated from UNH with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts with a Cinema and Media Arts Option. Since his time at UNH, Cole has worked on a number of campaigns of all sizes and he is excited to focus on improving the quality of life for all in the Manchester area through his work at the Chamber.

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

The Chamber has established itself as a positive conduit in the community from which businesses can be involved in the positive long-term growth of the city, region, and local economy. By establishing a strong network for businesses and connecting the private and public sectors, the Chamber has become an essential part of the Manchester community.

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

One of the best things about the Manchester area is that it has something to offer for everyone. From great restaurants, entertainment, and plenty of outdoor activities- there’s a terrific variety of things to do. For first time visitors or new residents, the Currier Museum of Art, The Puritan Backroom, and spending some time downtown are all essential experiences to getting to know and love Manchester.

What is unique about your role at the Chamber?

In my role, I get to serve members and ensure they are getting the most out of their membership and at the same time ensuring the Chamber is advancing a strategic plan that will make the Greater Manchester area an ideal place to live and do business.

Other Team Members

Michael J. Skelton

President & CEO

Ann Makowski

Chief Financial Officer

Heather Avella

Director of Membership & Community Partnerships

Lauren Getts

Director of Marketing & Communications

Corinne Breton

Member Experience & Programs Manager

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