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Chamber Staff

Dita Macfarlane

Chamber Manager

Dita has been with the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce (MELCC) since 2011. Her main interest is to support member companies in growing their business through various Chamber activities and to connect them with potential contacts. She plans and manages the Chamber events programme, ensuring that topical business issues are highlighted. Dita also manages all the marketing and communications activities at the Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber including: co-ordinating and editing Business Connect magazine, weekly e-newsletter writing and content for the website. Prior to MELCC, Dita was the Membership Administration and Event Manager at Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. She has over 20 years experience in project and event management, marketing and communications, working on a number of high level projects. This includes launching the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce website and Customer Relationship Management database within budget and on time. She project managed high level events with former Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, as well as external event management for BAE Systems.


Dorothy Webster

Business Development Executive

Dorothy has been with the Mid & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce (MELCC) since January 2013, and previously with the Edinburgh Chamber from 1999 to 2011. She has over 16 years of experience of working in chamber of commerce membership, focusing on recruitment of members and their retention. Dorothy has attended and assisted the events team at virtually all chamber events over the years, and is very aware that successfully run events are essential elements of the chamber offering to members. Through her role, she has attended many networking events run by a variety of organisations, and has a strong capture of local business contacts.


Mia Gilchrist

Membership & Event Co-ordinator

Mia joined the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce in 2015 as an Administrator. Her main responsibilities are to assist with the membership and event administration. She also assists the Chamber manager with the overall event programme to ensure the smooth running of the events including liaising with venues, speakers, and attendees and marketing of the events via the website, e-communication and social media platforms.


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