As we start a new year for the Chamber, I wanted to take a moment to let our Board, Ambassadors, Members, and the larger business community know how grateful I am to be serving as the Chair of the Board for the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce this year.
Welcome to our new Board members. Thank you for your dedication to our community and its businesses, and I look forward to working with you this year and in the future.
To our returning Board members, thank you for all of the time, talent, and hard work you dedicate to the Chamber, especially during an unprecedented year where the challenges faced by our businesses needed to be met with creativity and strategic support in a new paradigm. I was in awe at how, even if just virtually, the Chamber found solutions to promoting and fostering support in the broader community for our Chino Valley businesses. I know that all of our Board members wear other leadership hats in our community and spend countless hours volunteering, and I appreciate your service.
To our President, thank you for your leadership and bringing an era of growth and new opportunities to the Chamber. I look forward to seeing the Chamber membership and imprint on the community expand this year.
To our Members, thank you for your continued support of the Chamber. I will be reaching out to each of you individually to see how the Chamber can further support your business needs. To that end, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am Chino born and raised, and I have spent most of my life in the Chino Valley. I recently learned that, at one point, my mom even wrote for the Chino Champion years ago. I would also be remiss not to include an embarrassing childhood photo from my days playing Chino Rec basketball.
It may run in the family, but my father was a small business owner, operating Better Holmes Realty in Chino, in the 1980's and early 1990's. I remember "working" out of his office in the El Centro Real Plaza in Chino. When my father got sick, it was many of the other business owners and individuals that he had met through his work that became part of our support network. It was these relationships that were invaluable in our family's time of need, and I will be forever grateful for that.
The Chino Valley has always had a vibrant and inclusive business community, and I want to make sure that we continue to provide dynamic support to our current members and invite new members to the table.
I look forward to our installation and the events that will bring us all back together in person this coming year, and I hope that we can collaborate on goals at our first meeting for a productive year.