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BATAVIA – Thomas R. Turnbull is the new president of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Lynn N. Freeman, who retires at the end of this month after seven years.

Turnbull has been publisher of the Batavia Daily News for the past 10 years, having joined the staff in 1975.

A University at Buffalo graduate, he takes over as the Chamber’s chief operating officer Oct. 7.