Meeting Set Regarding Former Bangor Chamber of Commerce Director 

Catherine Pegram

A special meeting is set next week to talk about the dismissal of the long-time executive director of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce. Candy Guerette had been the chamber’s President and CEO for more than 12-years. Wednesday was her last day on the job.Board Chairman John Diamond won’t comment about the situation but says Guerette was not under contract. Instead, he says, she was an at-will employee who worked at the pleasure of the board of directors. Diamond says Guerette submitted 22-petition signatures from chamber members asking for a special meeting regarding her employment. It’s set for next Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Bangor Public Library. No word on what could come out of the meeting.Guerette’s employment status could also be discussed next Thursday at the board of director’s annual meeting, though Diamond says the board would go into executive session for that. For now Karen Cole, the chamber’s current director of marketing, is acting as director of the chamber.