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October 31, 2023

PenBay Chamber appoints interim president

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce said Friday it has appointed Gordon Page of Owls Head as interim president and CEO.

Page’s appointment follows the Oct. 24 resignation of Eric Belley, who resigned from his position due to personal reasons, the chamber said. Belley was named president and CEO in September 2022, taking over from the PenBay Chamber's longtime leader, Tom Peaco.

Courtesy / Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce
Gordon Page

Page will assume his interim role immediately. A search committee has been formed to find a permanent replacement.

“Having someone already familiar with our area and the Chamber in this interim position allows us to remain available to our members and to continue to promote the Midcoast," said Jake Miller, board chair.

Page’s history of community leadership and involvement with local chambers is extensive. He is a past board member and board chair of the former Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce and a past board member of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.

In 2019, he was honored by the Chamber as Community Person of the Year. Page’s career spans executive-level positions in the media and posts in the hospitality, tourism and transportation industries, including Liberty Hospitality of Maine, Mariner Broadcasting Corp., Nassau Broadcasting Corp. and Maine Eastern Railroad, according to his LinkedIn profile. 

He retired from his role as executive director of Rockland Main Street Inc. in 2020 and served the chamber in an interim president and CEO capacity in 2022.

Page was recently termed out of his elected position as chair of the Owls Head Select Board.

The chamber remains committed to its members and to ensuring the success of the midcoast economy, the organization said in an Oct. 27 news release.

The Pen Bay Chamber, the state's third-largest chamber, serves businesses in 27 municipalities in Knox County and the general Rockland-Camden area.  

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