BELFAST — The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce has added three new members to its board of directors: Michelle Curtis of First National Bank joins as board treasurer, and Mary Tripp of Bank of America and John McKeith of The Belfast Center join as board members.

Michelle Curtis

Curtis is vice president, business development officer for First National Bank, and has worked in banking for 25 years. Passionate about building relationships, she joined the board hoping to connect with other community leaders to support the business efforts of for-profit and nonprofit chamber members.

Mary Tripp

Mary Tripp has worked for Bank of America for 23 years and currently she is the home lending business enablement executive and Belfast site integration leader. A lifelong Waldo County resident, she also serves as vice president and secretary for Waldo County Habitat for Humanity and as treasurer for Triton Athletics.

John McKeith owns and manages The Belfast Center, a 70+ unit office and creative space overlooking Penobscot Bay in downtown Belfast. He is also a commercial photographer, working primarily with college and university

John McKeith

clients around the country, and for 35 years has helped create marketing campaigns for nonprofit organizations, helping to tell a client’s story through imagery. He hopes to help the chamber connect with new and established businesses in the area and help them avail themselves of all the chamber offers to help them grow.

Alex Hawthorne, board chairman, welcomed the new board members and looks forward to working with them as the board continues to champion a thriving business environment for members through promotion, networking, advocacy, community partnerships and access to relevant information.

Leaving the board recently were David Dancy, who has retired to Florida, and Cynthia Joseph, who served as board secretary.

The chamber office and Information Center are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9 to 11 a.m. or longer on the weekends with volunteer availability.