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Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Melissa Breor as Executive Director

CHICOPEE — The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce announced Melissa Breor as its new executive director.

“It brings me great joy to return to the city where I grew up, sharing my passion and skills to continue to create new opportunities for and strengthen the Chicopee business community,” Breor said. “I have always been confident that, in whatever work I’m doing, I want to support other people thriving in what they do and create community around it.

Breor spent four years at the Northampton Chamber of Commerce. Inspired by her work there leading the launch of Hampshire County tourism platforms, she co-founded Western Mass Beer Week in 2016 to celebrate the economic impact of the region’s burgeoning local craft-beer industry. After her time at the chamber, she worked as the assistant director of Marketing and later interim director at the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center, finding new ways to connect, grow, and measure audience development. Most recently, she worked for Gateway City Arts in Holyoke as Press & Outreach coordinator, as well as in customer service at various businesses in the region.

“I can’t wait to meet you all and learn how you make our community so special and what more we can accomplish for Chicopee,” Breor added.