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Chamber Board announces Tim Cahill as President/Executive Director of the Chamber

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May 31, 2017
The Board of Directors of The Quincy Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce and welcome Tim Cahill as President/Executive Director of the Chamber.
 
Tim is the former Treasurer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Norfolk County Treasurer and Quincy City Councilor. In these elected positions, Tim was responsible for overseeing large fiscal budgets, hiring and managing staff, and working with other elected officials on policy measures to improve the business climate in the Commonwealth and the City of Quincy.  
 
Prior to holding these governmental positions, Tim also owned and operated a small business in the City of Quincy, Handshakes Café, located in Quincy Center. At Handshakes, Tim experienced firsthand the challenges faced by small businesses and learned how to overcome these challenges to become successful. He is also the author of Profiles in the American Dream: The Real-Life Stories of the Struggles of American Entrepreneurs, which details the ups and downs of four of Quincy's most famous businessmen: Louis Grossman, Howard Johnson, William Rosenberg and Peter O'Connell.  
 
"Tim Cahill is a great leader who brings a wealth of experience in multiple executive posts to the position of President of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce," states Ed Fleming, Chairman of the Board and Partner with Fleming & Fleming, P.C. "He started his own Quincy Square business, so he understands the challenges faced by small businesses," continued Fleming, "and served for twenty-three years as an elected official who appreciates how important a thriving business community is to the health and well-being of local communities. Speaking on behalf of the Chamber Board, we are all excited about the value Tim brings to the Chamber's membership."  
 
"I am honored to be offered the position of President of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce," said Cahill, "Quincy is where I was raised, where my wife Tina and l raised our family, and where I live today. It is not only a great city, but an important one. Our city has not only turned the corner economically, but is thriving as a hub of business, development and entrepreneurial energy. I look forward to playing a role in making sure that Quincy continues on this path."  
 
Tim will begin work with the Chamber on June 5, 2017 and take over as President officially on July l, 2017.