The Greater Lambertville-New Hope Chamber of Commerce (GLNHCC) announced today that President Wilson Weed will step down from his position April 6, and be succeeded by current Vice-President Glenn Davis.
Weed has served as president of the Chamber since January, 2014 and as a member of the Board of Directors since 2011. Most recently, Weed spearheaded the chamber’s expansion across the Delaware River in a bid to garner new members among New Hope’s business community and unify marketing of the two tourist destinations.
Weed, an investment banker by trade, said he’s leaving the chamber because he’s moving to Hawaii to pursue a professional opportunity there.
“We all will certainly miss Wilson’s boundless energy, enthusiasm and ideas, but through his work, the chamber is in a position of tremendous strength and we will continue to build upon the foundation he helped lay in place,” said Davis. “I am committed to continuing to move the chamber down our current path of growth and being a strong, unified voice for our members and communities.”
GLNHCC Executive Director David Morgan observed, “Nothing has changed — neither our mission, our vision, nor our aspirations. We’re full steam ahead. We’ve got 210 members now, on our way to 400.”
Jim Jolly of the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce board of directors said, “We had looked forward to working with Wilson, and wish him luck in all his endeavors. He is an asset to the area, and his talents will be missed.”
Weed said his resignation would be effective at the adjournment of the April 6 meeting of the Board of Directors. Under chamber bylaws, Davis will appoint his successor as vice-president, pursuant to the approval of the Board.
“I am excited about the challenges that will come from moving half a world away,” said Weed. “But I know that I will always have a home in Lambertville and New Hope. I look forward to following your continued progress. My door in Oahu will always be open.
“Many people in this community don’t know how much they helped me get through a very tough time,” added Weed. “I owe the people of Lambertville and New Hope my life, and I’ll never forget that. This community is very much a part of who I am and I’ll take it wherever I go.”