Message from the President
Every month our President writes an article for the benefit of the Chamber.
Well, hopefully the sun is here to stay and we are done with snow for a while. Although my kids loved watching our spring snow showers we had last month, I think it's safe to say we are all ready for some warmer weather to stick around for a while.
What a wonderful turnout we had at the Annual Installation Banquet!! Despite the first real blizzard of the year, you turned out in good numbers and I'd like to thank you for the support they showed that Thursday night.
I had the honor of being officially installed as the chamber president for 2013 and I was very grateful for the support I felt from the members. Darrin Preece, the immediate past president, did a great job conducting the majority of the meeting and we had some good participation. I particularly enjoyed Wally Studer's account of the blending of two chambers that took place 20 years ago. From his report it wasn't all roses, but through hard work and perseverance, he and his board were able to bring the two communities together in a way that had never been done before. Now 20 years later we are still reaping the benefits of their efforts for which I say thank you. Granted, we are still working on keeping those bridges strong. And because people are still people, it will likely always be a challenge--but one that the Chamber of Commerce is up to.
Well, we've done it. We have started another year. I don't know about you, but 2012 sure flew by. Time never seemed to go so fast. And I have a feeling this next year will keep me busy enough that it too will go much too quickly. I want to start by saying how honored I am to be president of an organization like the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce. One of the first things I did when I started my practice here in 2007 was join the Chamber and I consider it one of the best decisions we made to both build and maintain a healthy business. Not only has the chamber provided a way for me to meet people, but it has shown me how important it is for each business in a community to give back in order to have a stable environment to operate in.
It seems like yesterday that I was put in as your President for the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce. Many things have happened in that short year.