Vermont Chamber of Commerce Announces Three New Hires
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Erica Canada as the organization’s new Director of Membership Engagement and Development, Maggie Wilson as the new Director of Communications, and Emily Rivers as the new Tourism Communications and Program Manager. They will work closely with President Betsy Bishop, who has been with the Chamber for 10 years. 

“As the largest statewide business organization, the Vermont Chamber is invested in keeping our member businesses across Vermont informed, engaged, and positively represented. That’s why we have hired these communications and engagement professionals to help our members grow their businesses and the Vermont economy,” said Bishop. “They’ll be a vital part of bringing in new audiences and strengthening connections with our existing members and partners across the region.”

Erica Canada will support and deepen Vermont Chamber engagement with members. She previously worked for Asheville Home Builders Association in North Carolina as an Event Manager. She lived in Vermont during the 2010 winter season working as the Venue Manager for SharpShooter Imaging at Killington and then in Crested Butte for five years taking photos of people on vacation, skiing, and enjoying Colorado.
Maggie Wilson will develop messaging and distribution strategies for communications promoting the Vermont Chamber’s work on policy issues, events, tourism, and workforce education. Previously, she was Communications Manager at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and before that, she worked with content strategy and digital production for television and print news stations in New York and Seattle.

​Emily Rivers, born and raised in Vermont, will work with the Vermont Chamber and businesses across the state to promote what a great place Vermont is and state tourism efforts. After graduating from St. Michael’s College, Emily worked at Rice Memorial High School as the Enrollment and Marketing Specialist and most recently had a Digital Marketing position with a real estate expansion team with locations across the country.