Hutchins honored by Nashua Telegraph for her work in Milford

NASHUA – Tracy Hutchins, executive director of the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce, was honored last week as one of the most influential women in Greater Nashua.

Hutchins and other honorees gathered at the Radisson Hotel on April 24 in Nashua for a luncheon to honor The Telegraph of Nashua’s 25 Extraordinary Women, part of the newspaper’s Total Woman’s Showcase.

“It’s very flattering,” Hutchins said. “It’s quite a surprise and very humbling.”

Hutchins was recognized for her role in Milford’s downtown revitalization. She has been the chamber’s director for only a few months, but was the Milford Improvement Team director for six years.

When May Balsama left her post at the chamber last winter, Hutchins took over that job. Wendy Hunt, former community development director at Opportunity Networks, took the Milford Improvement Team position.

Other women honored at the luncheon were Brenda Collins, longtime director of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce, Wendy LeBlanc, vice president of the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, Sandra Ziehm, a member of the Nashua School Board and treasurer of Hudson’s Chamber of Commerce, Doreen Manetta, vice president at People’s United Bank, and Sister Maria Rosa, principal of Hudson’s Presentation of Mary Academy.