The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of Yiongchiasider (Bea) Lee to its professional staff in the position of Economic Development and Loan Administrator.
In this new position, Ms. Lee will be responsible for the administration of the diverse portfolio of programs and initiatives of the Chamber’s economic development arm, the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation.
“We are excited to welcome Bea to our team,” said Roy M. Nascimento, President & CEO of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce and the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation. “Bea will be a great resource to the business community as we look to support new and existing small businesses in the region.”
Bea joins the Chamber from the Panther Group in Boston where she worked as a Client Relationship Manager. In this role she managed multiple projects for clients in the HR sector. Prior to that role she worked for Rollstone Bank & Trust in Fitchburg as an Assistant Branch Manager. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fitchburg State University and an Associates Degree in Business from Mount Wachusett Community College. She is a resident of Fitchburg and active in the community, including serving on the board of the Fitchburg East Rotary Club and as a volunteer for the United Way of North Central Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Public Schools and Habitat for Humanity of North Central Massachusetts.
The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) is a non-profit economic development corporation with the mission of creating jobs and improving the economy. NCMDC is certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury under the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Program. The NCMDC works in partnership with local banks, credit unions, chambers of commerce and area nonprofits to support emerging microenterprises, small businesses, and community projects in 76 communities in Worcester, Middlesex and Franklin Counties with loans and business assistance. Since 1996, the NCMDC has granted over $7,000,000 in loans to small businesses to help grow jobs and the economy in the region.
Businesses or community members interested in learning more about the micro-loan program through the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation can reach Bea at 978.353.7600 ext. 228 or via email at email@example.com.