Past Chamber President Returns to Helm
at Truro + Colchester Chamber of Commerce

August 14, 2013

TRURO – It’s back to the future at the Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce.  President Mike Michaud is resigning as President of the 440-member organization to pursue a career offer in the U-S.   As a result, Past President Don Hay is coming back to the President’s Chair for the rest of this calendar year.

In an agreement that’s been several weeks in the making, Vice President and McDonald’s Restaurants owner Stephanie Jones will take over as next year’s Chamber President 3 months earlier than usual, to facilitate the departure of Michaud for the U-S.

“I want to thank the local business community and our community leaders for the opportunities I’ve been given over the past few years as a Chamber Executive volunteer,” says Michaud.  But unfortunately, my career comes first, and I will be taking a job offer in Maine later this month.”

Don Hay takes over as Chamber President effective this week, and as mentioned earlier, Jones will take over as President of the Chamber on January 1st.

“I know Mike Michaud will do well with his sales and marketing career in Maine,” says Hay.  “He served on the Chamber Executive with me for several years and we will miss his presence at the boardroom table. “

Jones sees no major hiccups for the business community under this new arrangement, noting that Don Hay is a seasoned and respected member of the business community, and both she and Hay have worked closely together at the Chamber Executive levels over the past couple of years.

“I’m happy for Mike and his new career, and I know this Chamber will continue to grow and serve our business members and the non-profit community who continually show their support for what we’ve been able to accomplish,” says Jones.   “Change is never easy, but it’s a challenge that give us renewed vigour to take on the challenges that may lie ahead.”