Heather Avella

Director of Membership & Community Development

“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.

Heather Avella joined the Chamber in 2017 and serves as the Director of Membership and Community Partnerships

Heather is responsible for managing and directing all membership related activities at the GMC including new member sales, renewal of existing members and the enhancement of existing membership packages. A major focus area of Heather’s will be to ensure that each business finds relevant and unique value to their membership.  She holds a B.A from Brandies University in Waltham, MA and lives in Bedford, NH.

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!

Where is a 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.

Other Team Members

Michael J. Skelton

President & CEO

Ann Makowski

Chief Financial Officer

Lauren Getts

Director of Marketing & Communications

Corinne Breton

Member Experience & Programs Manager

Jocelyn Lencki

Member Relations Specialist

Pat Hamel

Executive Assistant to CEO

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