|A Message From The Chair|
|Wednesday, January 13 2010 13:17|
Happy New Year to each of you, your employees, and your families! I think I heard a big collective sigh of relief that 2009 is over – whew, what a tough year.
I am honored to be your Chair for 2010 and I look forward to working with an outstanding and dedicated Chamber staff. It simply amazes me what your Chamber accomplishes with two full-time and one part-time employee. Day-in and day-out, Stan, Jennifer, and Bobbi Jo are so efficient they create a synergy that makes their total effort greater than the sum of their individual efforts.
I also look forward to working with our Board of Directors – an excellent group of business professionals representing a cross section of Butler County businesses. Together, we will strive to increase our membership, create greater networking opportunities, and greater value for your investment. Take a moment to look at the 2010 schedule; opportunities abound for every budget level.
I’m sure you’ve heard the adage, “you reap what you sow”. Well, you “sow” by attending the social events, educational seminars, business expos, and golf outings, and then you “reap” by gaining friends, business contacts, knowledge, awareness of other businesses, and a lot of fun along the way. If you are looking to build your business, there is no better way than participating in Chamber events. Rome wasn’t built in a day but I’m confident a key ingredient to its success was active participation.
Let’s raise our glasses and toast: first for surviving 2009; and second for the new opportunities we will have in 2010.
Chair, Board of Directors – 2010