The Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Board of Directors is an elected constituency that serves our membership and our community. We volunteer our time and talents to promote a vibrant community and significant economic growth. Under our leadership and strategic initiatives, we contribute to the viability and stability of the region. In short, we make the greater Wellsville community a destination of choice for all and a great place to live and work.


Thomas to Lead Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc.


The Board of Directors of the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Bruce Thomas has agreed to serve as the next Executive Director of the organization.

Thomas has been a long time Wellsville area resident since the early 1970’s.  After graduating with a two-year degree from Alfred State College in ’73 and a 4-year degree from Geneseo State University in ’75, Bruce spent close to 15 years with the McDonald’s Corporation here in Wellsville and surrounding locations in the Southern Tier.  Then, several years in the automotive industry in a managerial capacity, and finally a dozen years with our local Dresser-Rand Corp. before retiring in 2012.

Bruce and Janette, his wife of 41 years, are the parents of three grown children, Kristen, Lauren, and Steven.




We would like to welcome Karen Kania to our team here at the WACOC. Karen is our new Member Services Coordinator.

Karen worked for the US Postal Service for over 25 years, starting in Buffalo before relocating to Allegany County. After working several years at the Belmont Post Office, she moved on to the Scio Post Office, retiring as a Postmaster in 2012.

Karen and her husband Jim have 2 grown children and 1 granddaughter.

She is very happy to be able to serve the Wellsville Area Chamber community.  




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