Greenwich Chamber names new board leadership for 2023-2024
The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the election of Executive Board officers, addition of two new members to the Board of Directors, and adoption of updated bylaws.
At a meeting on May 17, members of the Board of Directors unanimously appointed Rulyn Graves of Gather 103 as Chair of the Board, Evelyn Costello of Lakestyle as Vice Chair, Evelyn Eidem of Evelyn S. Eidem, CPA, P.C. as Treasurer, and Stephanie Woodard of Stephanie Woodard Real Estate as Secretary. These officers make up the Executive Board for the Chamber for the 2023 to 2024 year.
The Greenwich Chamber is also proud to welcome new board members. Jenness Bivona-Laval, owner of Just Because women’s boutique, and Chey Blackmer, director of the Greenwich Youth Center, were appointed to the Board of Directors by Greenwich Chamber members at its Annual Meeting on April 27.
Rulyn Graves states, “As Chair, I will advocate for collaboration. The chamber exists to support the interests of member businesses. Our board is committed to developing genuine relationships with our members. We need diverse voices, creative thinkers, and doers to drive the economic development of the Greater Greenwich area.”
The Board of Directors adopted bylaw changes approved by membership at the Annual Meeting. These updates include a change of officer titles, clarification of board attendance, restriction from board service as an elected official or candidate for public office, requirement for Secretary role to be a board member, and the addition of a dissolution clause. Previously, the board had a President and two Vice Presidents which are now referred to as Chair and only one Vice Chair. The Managing Director, an executive staff position, will now be titled Executive Director.
“I am excited for the year ahead and proud to be working with an energetic board that is passionate about our mission and businesses in Washington County,” said Executive Director Kelly Eustis. “We have great leadership that understands small business and the local economy. The Greenwich Chamber is positioned to continue the growth seen during the last two years.”
Kelly Eustis is also a newly elected member of the Board of Directors for the Chamber Alliance of New York State, a statewide association of chambers of commerce.
The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, based in southern Washington County, is a not-for-profit membership association established in 1990 that provides resources, advocacy, and support for member businesses and organizations.