We would like to congratulate Maxine Turner who has been elected to the board of directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the US Chamber, Maxine also serves on the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors.

Below is a press release published by the US Chamber of Commerce.

ORLANDO, Fla.March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cuisine Unlimited founder, Maxine Turner, has been elected to the board of directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce at their annual winter meeting.

“Maxine’s involvement on the board will help advance the Chamber’s Jobs, Growth and Opportunity Agenda,” said Giovanni Coratolo, Chamber vice president of small business policy for the Chamber. “She will be a terrific advocate for the principles of free enterprise.”

Turner has served on the Chamber’s Council on Small Business for the last two years.  Additionally, she has been active in the Salt Lake City Chamber and has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades including the 2014 International Business Women of the Year (OWIT – Utah) and the U.S Chamber Top Seven National Small Businesses for 2014.

“It is an honor to serve the business community in this capacity,” said Turner.  “Small enterprises and startups form the foundation of our economic prosperity.  As a small business owner who knows the challenges of starting from humble beginnings and growing a business that now employs over 150, I am passionate about being able to advance policies that will help make a difference.”

Turner has more than 35 years of experience in the food service industry.  Her catering and event company has been involved in national and international events. She participates in and donates her time to a multitude of civic and charitable events. She is a founder of the US Welcome Pavilion and has served on the prestigious Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the International Caterers Association for eight years. She served on the ICA Foundation and is the first woman to receive this honor.

Turner is a member and serves on the board of Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Salt Lake Chamber, Salt Lake Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the Park City Chamber & Convention Bureau, Culinary Board at Salt Lake Community College, Junior Achievement and numerous charitable organizations. She was a member of the first national Key for Women Advisory Board for Key Bank, a member of Women’s Leadership Institute of Utah and International Women’s Forum.