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Founded in 1932, the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is a key part of the business community and a driving force in the economic development of the Kennebec Valley region. Our mission is to enhance life quality by strengthening our regional economy.

With over 600 members of varying sizes and industries throughout 23 communities, the Kennebec Valley Chamber provides countless services to the community and our members. Some of the key functions of our chamber are legislative support, community events, educational seminars, economic development, and business networking opportunities.

The Kennebec Valley Chamber’s region includes Augusta, Belgrade, Chelsea, Dresden, Farmingdale, Fayette, Gardiner, Hallowell, Jefferson, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Mount Vernon, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, Richmond, Somerville, Wayne, West Gardiner, Whitefield, Windsor, and Winthrop.

Katie Doherty, President & CEO

Katie 2017Photo by Rene Roy PhotographyKatie has been with the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce since 2015 as Program Director. Katie came to the Chamber with a strong resume of business operations, management & marketing experience, and a degree from Thomas College. Katie has shown exponential knowledge and charisma that the prospering Kennebec Valley needs. In addition, Katie is passionate about her community involvement and encourages more business leaders in the area.

Promoted to President & CEO in February 2017, Katie is directly responsible for the full range of Chamber activities and work programs, organizational structure, and procedures.  She is also responsible for the growth and maintenance of membership and facilities management. In addition, she works closely with the Board of Directors on long-range planning and goal setting.

Katie resides in South Gardiner with her husband Chris, their daughter Scarlett, and their dog Layla. They enjoy spending time with family and friends and, in the summer months, you can find them on the golf course.

Email Katie Doherty 

Lindsay Corbett, Chief Operating Officer

Lindsay CorbettLindsay joined the KV Chamber in February 2018 as the Office Manager. She is a Thomas College graduate who previously spent six years working as a Finance Manager for Kaplan University before making her switch to the Chamber. Since the switch, she has been an invaluable team member with her can-do attitude and attention to detail.

Lindsay is a proud Board Member of the Greater Augusta Area Back to School Program and was recently appointed to the Chief Operating Officer's role in 2021. She is responsible for the development, execution, and enablement of success for the Chamber. 

Not only is she a COO, but she is also a full-time mom and partner to her wonderful wife and two children. They enjoy spending their time going on camping trips around Maine.

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Iris Alexander, Marketing & Events Manager

KaylaIris joined the Chamber in June 2021.  With a solid social media and marketing background gained from Interning with the Margret Chase Smith Foundation and Townsquare Media, Iris was excited to find an opportunity in her hometown of Augusta, Maine, that allowed her the chance to be a part of her community. A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a degree in Leadership and Management, Iris is pleased to start her career with a team of experienced and knowledgeable women.

Though not all her time is spent in the office, she can be found running along the Kennebec Rail Trail or in Barnes & Noble searching for a good book. For all of your marketing questions, please feel free to email her or connect via LinkedIn.

 Email Iris Alexander







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Executive Committee

Earl Kingsbury, Chair
City of Augusta

Tim Walton, Chair Elect
Walton External Affairs

Michele Pelletier, Vice Chair
Performance Foodservice - NorthCenter

Matthew Tardiff, Treasurer
J.S. McCarthy Printers

Cathy Demerchant, Human Resources
Capital Area Staffing Solutions, Inc.

Alec Rogers, Past Chair
Quality Inn & Suites Maine Evergreen Hotel

Chuck Hays, Past Treasurer
MaineGeneral Health

Katie L. Doherty, President & CEO
Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce


Board Members

Karen Boston
Lipman, Katz & Boston, P.A.

Nathan Cotnoir
Camden National Bank

Lori Dube
Sprague & Curtis Real Estate

Elisa Ellis, Special Counsel
Ellis Law, LLC

Sue Grenier
G&E Roofing Co., Inc.

Eric Jermyn
Cross Insurance Agency - Employee Benefits

Steven Marson 
Central Maine Pyrotechnics

Stacey Morrison
Ganneston Construction Corp.

Richard Parkhurst
Stained Glass Express

Lynn Quirion
Macomber, Farr & Whitten

Andrew Silsby
Kennebec Savings Bank

Eric Stinneford
Central Maine Power

Rebecca Wyke
University of Maine at Augusta 

From I-95 South: Take Exit 109A and keep right to merge onto Western Avenue. Take a right into Augusta Crossing, then take a Left at the light near Target. This will bring you to a light back onto Western Avenue - get in the center lane to turn left. Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce will be on your right.

From I-95 North: Take Exit 109 and keep right to merge onto Western Avenue. Take a right into Augusta Crossing, then take a Left at the light near Target. This will bring you to a light back onto Western Avenue - get in the center lane to turn left. Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce will be on your right.

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