GLWIB Member Profile
President and CEO
Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (978) 459-8154
Jeanne has been the President of the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce for eight years, and has been a member of the GLWIB for four years. She received her BS and MS from Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire. She joined the GLWIB to network and to stay knowledgeable with the business community. With her strong educational and business background, Jeanne brings a wealth of experience to GLWIB initiatives.
The Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce is a regional organization serving the communities of Billerica, Dracut, Lowell, Chelmsford, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Westford as well as other communities. The goal of the Chamber is to provide a significant unified voice in shaping the future growth of the business communities which it serves and to provide a vehicle through which individuals can work to improve the area's business climate and quality of life.
The role of the Chamber is to Promote, Network and Advocate for its members. The Chamber can help to promote your business through its Cable TV Show, Annual Member Directory, Annual Business Expo, sponsorships, web page and links, openings and mixers. To see a list of events, you can view the events calendar of the Chamber website.
The Chamber is proud to be the voice of businesses for the region. Representing the views of over 850 members, the Chamber works actively with local, state and federal officials. With the Government Relations Committee, the Chamber has volunteer advocates that routinely touch base with local state senators and representatives' offices. A day is set aside each April to visit the State House to share two or three areas of focus for the Chamber to articulate its agenda at the start of the new budget year. The Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce advocates and keeps members informed by monitoring upcoming legislation and its potential impact on members. A Small Business subcommittee has been formed to directly address the needs of small business chamber members (5 employees or less) which accounts for 75% of members.
What are the current projects the Chamber is working on?
The Chamber recently put on their 14th Annual Business-to-Business Expo on September 24th at the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford Ma. The Business Expo is a business event that showcases the services and products of its members. This event is for Chamber members and the public. The Chamber also sponsors a Women's Group called WISE (Women Inspiring Success & Empowerment). The next WISE event will be held on October 8th 5-7 pm, at the Barnes & Noble in downtown Lowell for a Hank Philippi Ryan book signing, followed by a visit to Café Paradiso. The Chamber conducts outreach to the Greater Lowell communities by participating in Town Business Days. To find out about other events or programs please visit the Chamber's website. Also, to learn more about becoming a member, please visit the member's section on the Chamber's website.