Governor Charles D. Baker.
As Governor Charles D. Baker visits Haverhill Wednesday evening as featured speaker at the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce (MVCC) annual dinner, he will be joined by at least one guest dignitary, who returns to the area after speaking last month at a chamber business expo.
Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development Assistant Secretary of Business Development Nam Pham joins Baker and others during the event, beginning at 6 p.m., Wednesday, at DiBurro’s Function Hall, Ward Hill, According to MVCC Assistant Vice President Michael A. Bevilacqua. Pham was featured speaker at a VIP luncheon Sept. 16 during the Chamber’s annual “Fall Back To Business Expo, Trade Show, Job, Health and Wellness Fair.”
“He was a hit in the sense of how he would help businesses and business growth in the Merrimack Valley,” Bevilacqua told WHAV. “He stressed the importance of small business as well.” Pham oversees the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, Office of Travel and Tourism, Film Office and Office of International Trade and Investment.
As WHAV first reported in August, Mrs. Thomas Menino is expected to accept, on behalf of the late Boston mayor, the chamber’s “Leadership and Valor Award.” Emmaus, Inc. will be the recipient of a “Community Spirit Award.” Also, Eagle-Tribune Publisher Karen Andreas will be presented the Chamber’s “Wilkinson Good Citizenship Award, according to a flyer.