Belfast Area Chamber Adds New Board Directors

Despite the past disrupted and difficult year, the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce has added two directors to their board to strengthen the Chamber in key strategic ways.

David Dancy was added in November of 2020. David is the marketing representative for SERVPRO of Belfast/Camden/Rockland. In that role and in past roles as a small business owner, David has had a keen focus on workforce recruitment and development. With this being a critical issue currently for the Midcoast area, David’s participation on the board is welcomed.

Dawn Gintz joined the board in January of this year and is the owner of the Captain Nickels Inn in Searsport. She has overseen a beautiful restoration of the Inn and even with that work ongoing, she has had tremendous success in booking both short stays and planned events over the past year. Her insights and advocacy for the hospitality industry and tourism for our area will be an important contribution to the Chamber.

The Chamber also said farewell this past year to a long-time director in Steve Tanguay of Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground. While still a member of the Chamber, Steve’s tenure on the board had come to an end and we are very grateful for his years of dedication and his contributions to the efforts of the Chamber for our communities.

With a strong and diverse board, the Chamber is nevertheless always seeking interested business leaders to serve, from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Of special interest would be director candidates from the central and western towns of Waldo County. Interested people should contact Executive Director Steve Ryan at the Chamber at or 207 338-5900.