The Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce presented Kevin Merchant, president and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank, with its Gold Key Award at the Chamber’s annual dinner and awards gala held on January 30. The award was given in recognition of Merchant’s outstanding service to the Chamber.
In his decades of service to the business community, Merchant has played a pivotal role in helping promote the growth of the Chamber, where he has served on the Board of Directors since 2010. In 2018, he was elected president of the Chamber, dedicating his time and effort to the advancement and success of the regional business community. During his tenure, he worked tirelessly to help the Chamber expand its reach to the greater Windham County area and was instrumental in helping the Chamber expand its footprint to serve more than 530 members in more than 23 towns.
He has also served on various Chamber committees, including the Executive, Legislative Affairs, Advertising and Marketing, and Tastefully New England committees. He also helped the Chamber secure a building to house its offices and visitors’ center.
“It is an honor to receive this award and to have the privilege to serve the Chamber, which has been so vital in helping local businesses and communities grow stronger,” said Merchant.
Merchant joined Jewett City Savings Bank in 1981 and has served as president and CEO since 2007.