About the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce

STAFF

ANGEL LARCOM

Executive Director

Angel brings over a decade of leadership, community-building, and nonprofit experience to her role at the Chamber. With a career marked by a commitment to fostering community bonds and driving economic impact, Larcom has been instrumental in various nonprofit initiatives. She founded Bethlehem Events, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that delivers significant economic and social impact through annual townwide events, co-founded Free Rein Rescue and Rehab, a nonprofit equine rescue operation, and serves on other nonprofit boards in the area. Her ability to lead and inspire teams has been proven through her successful co-founding and direction of the award-winning 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center from 2014 to 2020. In addition to her nonprofit work, Larcom is the owner of Larcom Studios, a web design and marketing firm that has served a national clientele since 2004. She also has a rich background in media, with several years of experience as a radio talk show personality and a newspaper reporter.

MEGG WRIGHT

Administrator

Megg is a certified yoga therapist and owner of the Restorative Health  Therapies yoga studio in Littleton. She returned to the Chamber after a hiatus during COVID. She brings to the Chamber her passion for community collaborations, celebrating successes, and fostering positive relationships. Megg has over 30 years of corporate experience in sales, customer service, marketing, and office operations, and held various positions in weather forecasting technology and computer graphics industries in the Washington, DC area.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Rebecca Metcalf, LACC Board PresidentREBECCA METCALF

President

Rebecca is currently employed by Casella Waste Systems in the role of community outreach and engagement. Rebecca’s focus is to support communities through partnerships and projects that benefit and strengthen organizations and businesses across NH. A native of Littleton and a graduate of Plymouth State University, Rebecca has over 20 years of experience in travel and tourism, event development, promotion, and marketing. She co-chairs the New Hampshire Travel Council and serves on the boards of several regional nonprofit organizations, including the North Country Charter Academy, Veterans 2 Veterans Group and the North Country Granite United Way CIC. Rebecca enjoys traveling with her family, mountain biking, snowboarding, and hiking in the White Mountains and beyond in her free time.  She looks forward to assisting the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce in growing collaborative community-centered events and building the organization’s offerings to benefit the businesses of the Littleton area.

JOANNE MELANSON

Vice-President

Joanne is a graduate of Husson University and Plymouth State. She enjoyed a 25-year career as a teacher and served as a school district leader for ten years before retiring in 2019. Today, she is the owner of Joanne’s Sweet Breads, nationally recognized in 2021 for leadership by Cottage Food Operators. Her experience in education and business will be valuable in serving with her colleagues on the board.

DR. MARCIE ZAHAREE

Secretary

Dr. Marcie Zaharee brings over 35 years of experience in government, industry, and academia to the LACC. During COVID, she was one of three volunteers to revitalize the annual Littleton Art Festival into the vibrant event it is today. Marcie, her husband (retired Army), and their two dogs moved to Lisbon in 2021. She remained a teleworker for The MITRE Corporation and leased office space on Littleton’s Main Street, where she became familiar with the downtown business owners. In 2023, she retired as a Program Management Professional (PMP), where she was responsible for capturing MITRE front-end innovation for their R&D program. Marcie also serves on the Lisbon Area Historical Society Board of Directors, opening a museum in 2023, located on Depot Street. In her dual roles, Marcie aims to complement the LACC board while brining awareness of Lisbon’s historical past to the Littleton community. She holds a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Business Management/Business Education, a PMP certification from the Program Management Institute, and an innovation strategy certificate from eCornell.

PETER COOPER

Director

Peter is retired and has been living in Littleton since 2014. Before retirement, he was a Consulting Engineer and Utility Manager at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, he serves on the Littleton Energy Conservation Committee and the Littleton Water and Light Commission.

NANCI CARNEY

Director

Nanci Carney is the North Country Regional Manager for Granite United Way. Nanci was born in Cambridge, MA but got to NH as soon as she could and was raised in Salem, NH. She graduated from Salem High School and Drew University in Madison, NJ, with a degree in Political Science and Communications. In her role at Granite United Way, Nanci engages companies and donors in strengthening the community good in the North Country region. She leads Granite United Way’s fundraising efforts and works with local volunteers to distribute the funds raised in the region. Nanci brings with her more than twenty years of sales, marketing, and management experience and her exceptional customer service skills. In addition to her work at Granite United Way, Nanci serves as the state’s lead ambassador for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and has been an event chair for its Relay for Life program. Through her nonprofit work, she has served in several fundraising and advocacy capacities. She was an active member of the Greater Salem NH Chamber of Commerce and is a former Board Chair of that organization. In addition to her experience in the nonprofit arena, she is a successful real estate broker and has also worked in the banking industry as a business development specialist. Carney is a member of both the New Hampshire and National Association of Realtors. She has held leadership roles in several businesses and professional women’s associations. She is a longtime Rotarian, having served as President of both the Greater Salem NH and Littleton Area clubs. Carney lives in Silver Lake with her crazy rescue dog and enjoys kayaking, golfing and hiking in the summer and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

TONY ILACQUA

Director

Tony is an experienced banking professional with over 23 years of expertise. He currently holds dual roles as  Financial Consultant with Bank of New Hampshire Financial Services and Retail Banking Regional Manager of Bank of New Hampshire’s northern offices. Tony joined the Bank of New Hampshire in 2011 as Office Manager of the Lincoln branch and holds a degree in Political Science from Keene State College. He is also an active member of various community organizations, including the Littleton Planning Board and the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce, highlighting his dedication to community involvement. Tony is a current resident of Littleton.

TERESA CORMIER

Director

Teresa has been in the banking industry for over six years and enjoys the challenges and changes that come with her daily tasks. She is a Services Representative II at the Littleton branch of Passumpsic Bank. Teresa is a mother of two amazing girls who keep her on her toes and make her want to build a better future. She currently resides in Dalton but was born in Littleton, where she spent most of her childhood. When not at work or busy being a mom, you can find Teresa hiking, biking, or reading a good book.  She is a former CASA volunteer for Coos County and spent several years as a member of the Twin Mountain Fire Department. Teresa enjoys giving back to her community and helping where and when she can. She is excited to see what her North Country roots and love for the outdoors, her family, and her community can bring to her work with the Chamber of Commerce.

FEATURED NEW MEMBER

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

Business After Hours networking event hosted by the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods

FUTURE BAH EVENTS

AUG 6 – Washwick Agency
SEP 10 – Badger Peabody Smith
SEP 24 – Copper Cannon
OCT 08 – Lisbon Historical Society
OCT 17 – SNS
NOV 19 – Rocks Estate
DEC 10 – Loading Dock

BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS

Business Before Hours networking event hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of the North Country at their Lisbon location

INTRODUCING BBH

We’re thrilled to introduce Business Before Hours –  the perfect networking option for the morning crowd! If you are an early riser and prefer coffee over wine, save these dates. Better yet, give us a shout if you’d like to host one!

JULYThis Could Be You!
AUG 22 – Place Above the Notch
NOV 12 – Boys & Girls Club

FIRST FRIDAY EVENTS

Littleton First Friday Events

LIVE WEB CAM

CATAMOUNT ARTS MUSIC

Catamount Arts Levittt Amp Free Concert Series

GAZEBO CONCERT SERIES

Bethlehem Events Gazebo Concert Series