Your KV Chamber staff works hard every day to bring you top of the line programs and events. Learn more about each of them below.
Patricia M. Hewett, Vice President, Operations, joined the Chamber in 2002 as Office Manager to manage bookkeeping and finance issues for the Chamber and a couple of subsidiaries. Patty has played key roles also in the execution of many Chamber programs and has provided leadership in CYNERGY (our Young Professional program), Membership Committee and Membership Appreciation Day.
Katie Doherty has been the Program Director for the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce since December of 2015. She is responsible for all planning, coordinating, and implementing of the Chamber’s many programs, including the Whatever Family Festival & Day in Capitol Park, Color Dash 5K, Business EXPO, The Kenney Awards, Business Insider Breakfasts, Business After Hours, Kennebec Leadership Institute (KLI) and KLI's Golf Tournament. As a KLI graduate, she is excited to be involved in the development of more Business Leaders in Kennebec Valley.
Kate McAllister, Membership & Marketing Coordinator joined the team in October 2016 with the eager desire to advance the Chamber’s membership count. Kate’s responsibilities range from educating potential and current members on positive attributes the Chamber can offer to creating, appealing visuals for community events. Kate produces and publicizes the monthly newsletter, and is the contact for all membership needs. Kate joined us from her recent Marketing Internship at United Way of Mid- Maine in Waterville, where she practiced her advertising and public relation skills.
For the past 10 years Debbie Camporiale has been the KV Chamber Information Coordinator, or as she sometimes remarks, the Queen of Information! She responds to requests from visitors, school children, general inquiries as well as the chamber membership. She is responsible for the chamber’s website news page and events calendar, keeping them maintained and updated daily. And she is always looking for events happening in the 22 communities to promote on our Facebook page. She plays a key role with the Women's Network Committee, coordinating luncheons and managing all the details. She takes an active role in all our programs and secures sponsorships for the great Whatever Family Festival. Look out - she'll be calling you in the very near future!