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 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.
During her time with the Kennebec Valley Chamber, Katie has been the driving force behind the growth of several events and programs including the Kenney Awards and the annual Business EXPO. She is also responsible for bringing the popular Color Dash 5K to Augusta. A graduate of the Kennebec Leadership Institute, Katie is passionate about her community involvement and encouraging the development of 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 programs of work, organizational structure and procedures. She is also responsible for the growth and maintenance of membership and facilities management. 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, Office Manager
Lindsay was very excited to join the Chamber in February 2018. She is a Thomas College graduate who previously spent 6 years working in higher education, where she started as a front desk receptionist and then was quickly promoted to lead the finance department.
She lives in Gardiner with her wife and two children and is eager to get out in the community and to help grow the Kennebec Valley.Email Lindsay Corbett
Kayla Tracy, Events & Membership Director
Kayla joined the Chamber in June 2019. Kayla comes to the Chamber with a background in sales and customer service and has a strong passion for community growth and involvement. She is currently finishing up her Bachelor's degree in Communications. Kayla grew up in the Kennebec Valley and currently resides in Winslow. She enjoys the outdoors and everything Maine has to offer.Email Kayla Tracy
Caroline Saban, Marketing Director
Caroline joined the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce in October 2017. Caroline began her career in business development and marketing after graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of New England in 2015. An Augusta native, Caroline is passionate about her community and being a part of the growth and development of the Kennebec Valley.Email Caroline Saban
Alec Rogers, Chair
Quality Inn & Suites Maine Evergreen Hotel, Augusta
Leon Emery, Chair Elect
Emery's Meat & Produce, Gardiner
Earl Kingsbury, Vice Chair
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta
Matthew R. Tardiff, Treasurer
J.S. McCarthy Printers, Augusta
Cathy A. Demerchant, Human Resources
Capital Area Staffing Solutions, Inc., Augusta
Nathan R. Cotnoir, Past Chair
Camden National Bank, Augusta
Chuck W. Hays, Past Treasurer
MaineGeneral Health, Augusta
Katie L. Doherty, President & CEO
Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce
Karen E. Boston
Lipman & Katz P.A., Augusta
Sprague & Curtis Real Estate, Augusta
Elisa Ellis, Special Counsel
Ellis Law, LLC, Augusta
G&E Roofing Co., Inc., Augusta
Cross Insurance Agency - Employee Benefits, Portland & Augusta
Steven H. Marson
Central Maine Pyrotechnics, Hallowell
Stacey L. Morrison
Ganneston Construction Corp., Augusta
Stained Glass Express, Manchester
Performance Foodservice - NorthCenter, Augusta
Lynn M. Quirion
Macomber, Farr & Whitten, Augusta
Andrew E. Silsby
Kennebec Savings Bank
Eric N. Stinneford
Central Maine Power, Augusta
Walton External Affairs, Augusta
Rebecca M. Wyke
University of Maine at Augusta