Cohase Chamber of Commerce Names Citizen, Business of the Year

  • Marvin Harrison

Valley News Correspondent
Sunday, December 24, 2017

Wells River — Marvin Harrison, of Newbury, has been named Citizen of the Year by the Cohase Chamber of Commerce, which also honored Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank as Business of the Year.

Harrison, 64, has been a charter member of the chamber since it opened in 2001. Only two charter members are still involved with the executive board of the chamber.

“Although currently Marvin serves as treasurer, his role in the chamber goes well beyond just managing finances for our organization,” Erik Volk, executive director of the chamber, said by email.

In addition to his role as treasurer, Harrison leads the Workforce Development Committee and has helped encourage area businesses to participate with the chamber, Volk said.

“He is so well-regarded and respected within our communities that he is always a critical component in encouraging participation by our member businesses and community leaders in chamber initiatives,” Volk said. “Marvin’s passion for the success of our regional economy, the quality of our regional education and for encouraging productive and respectful communication between our communities is unparalleled.”

Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank was recognized for “regularly and enthusiastically” supporting many local and regional organizations with both financial support and volunteers. The bank’s “importance as a financial partner to many businesses and individuals throughout the region is essential to helping our communities thrive and grow,” the release said.

Harrison and the bank will receive their awards at the chamber’s annual meeting on Jan. 23, at 5:45 p.m., at Alumni Hall, 75 Court St., in Haverhill. Tickets for that event are $25 and must be purchased by Jan. 15 by visiting www.cohase.org or contacting the chamber at cohasechamber@gmail.com or 802-518-0030.