Belanger named chairman of commerce group

A Rockland businessman has been named chairman of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. Ray Belanger, CEO of Bay Copy, has been on the chamber’s board for at least six years and has served as its treasurer. “Corny as it sounds, I think of it as community service for the group,” he said in a phone interview. “My company started in the South Shore. It’s rooted here. I live here. Part of this is giving back, and making it better. This reinforces those ties.” He added that the most important issue the chamber faces is creating an economic development plan for the region. “We’re talking to some outside consultants who will help us fashion a vision for what the South Shore can look like for the business community,” he said. “We’re trying to unite everyone in this. The thing about the South Shore in particular is we have all different sizes and types of businesses. This is something that pulls us all together.”