BELFAST — The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors announced Jan. 12 that it has elected Susan Beemer of Cornerspring Montessori School and Erin Merrifield of RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn Real Estate as new board president and vice president, respectively.

Susan Beemer, new president of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Courtesy of Belfast Area CofC

Beemer and Merrifield succeed board President Alex Hawthorne of Mathews Brothers and Vice President Rob Fowler of Waldo County General Hospital, both of whom have termed out after serving as chamber directors for six years. In the announcement, the chamber board expressed its gratitude for their leadership and contributions and wished them “the very best.”

The board also announced that Terri Tower of Camden National Bank and Megan Day of Waldo County General Hospital have joined the board as new directors.

Beemer, head of school at Cornerspring for the past seven years, holds a B.S. degree in home economics education with an emphasis on family life and child development from Minnesota State University – Mankato. She has worked in early education for over 35 years, serving as a parent educator, preschool teacher and administrator.

Erin Merrifield, new vice president of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Courtesy of Belfast Area CofC

As CEO of RE/MAX Jaret and Cohn, Merrifield oversees the company’s agents in five Midcoast offices. For over a decade, she worked for McMillan Offshore Survival Training, teaching emergency preparedness and marine safety education to commercial fishermen and mariners in coastal Maine and New England. She also worked for six years as aquatics director at the Waldo County YMCA. She continues with the Y as a volunteer and also is a member of the Belfast Rotary Club.

Terri Tower, vice president and Belfast banking center manager with Camden National Bank, has over 18 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Camden National in 2018, she was a vice president at Bank of America in Belfast and Atlanta. Under her leadership, the Belfast branch has been recognized as a top performing branch four years running, based on all areas of performance. She is active in her church and in the community.

Terri Tower, vice present and Belfast banking center manager for Camden National Bank, has been named to the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Courtesy of Belfast Area CofC

Megan Day is communications and public affairs manager for Waldo County General Hospital. Earlier in her hospital career, she coordinated outreach and developed health education programming and marketing for the Journey to Health program. She earned an award of excellence in creative design from the New England Society for Healthcare Communications for the Journey to Health program guide. Day holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Bates College and a certificate in Marketing Strategy from Cornell University. She lives in Belmont.

Megan Day, communications and public affairs manager for Waldo County General Hospital, has been named to the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Courtesy of Belfast Area CofC