The Chamber is pleased to announce the addition of Rebecca Beaton and Stephen Sugar to our economic development team.
Beaton joins the staff in the position of Vice President of Lending where she will be responsible for helping to manage the lending and technical assistance programs offered through the Chamber’s economic development arm, the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation. She joins the Chamber from Fidelity Bank where she served as Vice President and Small Business Relationship Manager. Her prior experience also includes work with Colonial Cooperative Bank in Gardner, Clinton Savings Bank and Spencer Savings Bank. She holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Clark University. She is active in the community, including serving on the Board of Directors for GAAMHA, Inc.; Gardner Square Two, Inc.; and the Greater Gardner Chamber.
Sugar will support the Chamber’s lending efforts on a part-time basis. He joins the Chamber team after recently retiring from Main Street Bank, where he served as a Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending. He has over thirty years of experience in underwriting and managing business loans. He is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University and has a record of community service, including serving on the Board of Directors of the Nashoba Valley Chamber and as a past member of the Finance Committee for the Town of Pepperell. He currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of the Devens Historical Museum.
“We are thrilled to welcome these two talented professionals to our team.” said Roy M. Nascimento, President & CEO of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber. “Rebecca and Steve will be a great resource to the business community as we look to expand our programs and help support new and existing small businesses in the region.”