Farmington chamber hires new executive director

The Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce has named Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce office and events manager Laura L. Bolyard as its new executive director.

Bolyard replaces Dan Irvin, who left in July to become general manager of Laurel Park Place in Livonia.

Before joining the Huron Valley Chamber in Milford, Bolyard served as the co-executive director of the Chamber of Commerce for the South Lyon Area from 2003 to 2005. According to a press release, she has “a broad background and experience in all facets of chamber life, including event coordination and management, membership relations and communications, networking groups, chamber ambassadors, and community relations, just to name a few.” She has also been involved with the annual Milford Memories Summer Festival, held each August.

Bolyard’s first day will be September 26. A “Meet the New Chamber Executive Director” event is being planned. Details will be posted at