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New Year, Big Changes! - A letter from the Executive Director

01/03/2022 12:11 PM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

Dear Chamber Members, 

With the New Year comes big changes for our Chamber. The biggest change will be in leadership, as I have made the difficult decision to step down from my position as Executive Director by the end of February. 

While I love this community and I am passionate about the work I have done to contribute to it, I have been presented with an opportunity to fulfill my life-long dream of moving to a warmer climate.  With this new door opening, it is time for me to close the door on my journey with The Falls Chamber of Commerce and pass the baton to the next generation.

In the coming weeks, I will be working closely with the Board of Directors to carefully and thoughtfully select a new Executive Director, knowing that the right person will do great things and take the Falls Chamber to the next level. Rest assured, my exit will be slow by design, to maintain continuity for our members and to ensure that the incoming ED will have the tools, resources, and support necessary to succeed. 

Somersworth, Berwick, and the entire "Falls" community will always have a place in my heart. The love that I have for this community and our Chamber Members has made this decision so much more difficult.  I will forever be grateful for the amazing opportunities that came with this position. I have learned so much, met some amazing people, made lifelong friends, and accomplished what I first set out to do, help people.

It has been an honor to serve this community, to meet so many great people, and to work with an incredible Board of Directors. I strongly believe in the chamber’s mission and purpose in our community, and the Board’s ability to continue to steer the ship in the right direction. I am confident that we’ll find an exceptional replacement to continue to build on the foundation that I am proud to have helped pave.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. I wish you all nothing but the best in your business ventures and I will remember you all fondly.



Allison St. Laurent

Executive Director


The Falls Chamber of Commerce is a professional association of businesses in  the falls area.  We are the catalyst that facilitates business growth , prosperity, partnership and success for our members. 



Emerson Doiron, Executive Director
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