METRO WEST DAILY NEWS -The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation has elected a new chairman and inducted new members into its Board of Directors, according to a press release issued Wednesday.
The quasi-public agency, which conducts planning and seeks to encourage economic development in the city, elected Richard Tomanek as its new Board of Directors chairman Wednesday.
Tomanek, the general manager of the Embassy Suites Hotel, takes over for attorney Arthur Bergeron, who has served as chairman of the board since 2010. Tomanek was previously board vice chairman. Tomanek recently played a major role in lobbying the City Council to pass a new local meals tax that will generate cash for athletic field projects and repairs in the city.
“I am pleased to continue being a part of this incredible organization that has been doing great things for our city over the past five years,” Tomanek said in a statement. “Considering the strong regional, national and international competition, it is vital for the growth of our community to have a robust economic development arm, like the MEDC.
“As a Marlborough resident and a local business operator, I feel that it is critical that we focus on managing our own city’s revenue stream,” he said. “As MEDC Chairman, I hope to continue doing that by building on the remarkable progress we’ve made thus far.”
The Board of Directors also elected five new members to the board – Greg Mitrakas of the Law Offices of Greg Mitrakas, Sem Aykanian of Aykanian Law, David McCay of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, Joe Santos of L&S Boule Insurance and Chad Yesue of Joy-Den Jewelers.
During the MEDC’s annual meeting Wednesday, Executive Director Tim Cummings also presented the MEDC’s annual report, which included encouraging information about the local economy, according to the press release.
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