Ron Ansin • 1934 – 2023

The Chamber was saddened to hear of the passing of local business and community leader Ron Ansin. Mr. Ansin was a past Chair of the Board of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce and was very active in the Chamber and community. He leaves behind a remarkable legacy of business and philanthropic leadership, helping to make North Central Massachusetts a better and more vibrant place. He was instrumental in the Chamber’s economic development programs, contributing towards important initiatives that helped to advance our regional economy and are still playing a role today. He was the first to recognize the positive impact that tourism could have locally and encouraged the development of the Chamber’s tourism efforts in North Central Massachusetts. He was also influential in the construction of the Chamber building, which opened in 2006, and numerous local students have received a helping hand with continuing their education through his commitment to the Chamber’s Annual Scholarship Program. In addition to the Chamber, Mr. Ansin also supported many local institutions ranging from the United Way of North Central Massachusetts, Applewild School, Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College, the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and UMass Health Alliance Hospital to name just a few. He also played a pivotal role in establishing Enterprise Bank. He touched many people’s lives in countless ways. Our deepest sympathy is with the Ansin family, and with all of those who were personally touched by his legacy.