Hello! My name is Meighread Dandeneau and I’m a recent graduate from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications Media. I chose to do my internship with the SouthCoast Chamber to strengthen my marketing skills through event assistance and business connectivity on the South Coast. I’ve really enjoyed my time so far, helping with multiple networking events and creating written content for the Chamber. Already, I feel much more in tune with the commerce of the South Coast. I feel like I’m getting great experience to help me enter the workforce. I look forward to working on the SouthCoast Chamber’s 14th Annual Chowderfest preparations!

Hello my name is Galena Gutierrez, and I am a student at Bristol Community College. I am currently studying Business Administration. I’ve decided to do an internship program this summer to help better guide me into opening my own business in fashion and jewelry in the New Bedford area. The SouthCoast Chamber is a great way to learn the in’s and out about my community and get more involved. My first day was great, as everyone is very friendly and so kind. I already got to jump into my internship experience by joining the Global Charter School for their Presentations of Leaning (POL) Day. As a reviewer, I got to help rate student’s presentations using a rubric that was provided. Also, I helped the Chamber by looking up restaurants from Westport to Wareham in preparation for the upcoming Chowder Festival. I’m very excited to learn and network with Chamber members to gain a better understanding prior to starting my own business one day. I’m very grateful to have this opportunity to work with the SouthCoast Chamber.

Rebecca Laliberte, Communications Manager at the Chamber says “We are excited to have Galena and Meighread with us for their summer internships. Both Galena and Meighread have already demonstrated a high level of professionalism. We hope to provide a valuable learning experience and help them develop skills they will utilize as they continue to pursue education and career goals. ”

Meighread can be reached at mdandeneau@southcoastchamber.com and Galena can be reached at ggutierrez@southcoastchamber.com.