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New MEDC chairman takes over

MAIN STREET JOURNAL – Last month, Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) elected Richard Tomanek, General Manager of the Embassy Suites Hotel, as the new chairman of the MEDC Board of Directors.  During its annual meeting, five new representatives from the local business community were lected to the board.

“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,” said Tomanek. “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.”

Effective immediately, Tomanek, who previously served as vice chairman of the board, replaced Arthur Bergeron, an attorney at Mirick O’Connell, who stepped down as MEDC chairman, but will remain an active member of the board and its executive committee.

New members elected to the board include Attorney Greg Mitrakas; Attorney Sem Aykanian; David K. McCay, Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce; Joe Santos, L&S Boule Insurance; and Chad Yesue, Joy-Den Jewelers

The following board members are returning to serve for another term: Bergeron, Tomanek, David Walton, Michael Murphy, Mayor Arthur Vigeant, City Council President Patricia Pope, Chris Berglund, Walter Bonin, Ellen Carlucci, David Ferris, Rick Grady, Robert Kays, Kevin Malloy, Robert McCabe, William Pezzoni, Wes Tuttle, Michael Brogan, Anthony Scerra and Ken Brown.

During the closed meeting, Executive Director Tim Cummings, also presented MEDC’s annual report. “We have helped fill many of Marlborough’s vacant commercial spaces by attracting new innovative companies and supporting the growth of our home-grown businesses,” commented Cummings. “Plus we’ve made major headways in building youth sports tourism and developing transportation and accessibility.”

This story originally appeared here.