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North Bay chamber selects new president and CEO

Peter Chirico, a former deputy mayor for the city, will take on the role.
The North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce has hired a new president and CEO.

Peter Chirico has been named the new president and CEO of the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce.

Chirico is a former managing director of the city’s community services department, as well as a former deputy mayor.

The chamber said Chirico was chosen “after an extensive search and a complement of many qualified candidates.”

“Peter has over 35 years of private and public sector experience that includes strategic planning, working with non-profit organizations, board management, building partnerships, and working with all levels of government,” the chamber’s chair, Brad Gavan, said in a release.

“With Peter's experience, he will be able to lead the chamber forward in developing and implementing a new five-year Strategic Plan and to provide the voice and services our membership needs.”

The chamber is operating under the four pillars of advocacy, connections, growth, and value in advocating for business at all levels of government.

The president and CEO has the overall responsibility for the complete operation and staff of the chamber as it involves programs, planning, working under the policy guidelines of the board of directors and executive committee, and acting in accordance with the chamber’s policies, procedures, and bylaws. 

“Opportunities like this don’t come every day, and I’ve never been more excited to take this leadership role with the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce and oversee its ongoing success today and into the future,” Chirico said.

Patti Carr, who served as the chamber’s president and CEO for 17 years, moved out of the role in January and now serves as the organization’s vice-president of policy and communications.