MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
2020 will forever be a significant mark in time for us – as individuals, as a chamber, a community, a state, a nation, and the human race. Thanks in large part to a global pandemic, it will also go down in history (at least in my book) as a pivotal moment when our chamber, your chamber, had an immeasurable impact on the future of our community and the incredible businesses that call this place “home” through great leadership, stewardship, and citizenship.
We didn’t set out to build an online business resource portal, start and manage a 14,000+ member Facebook community, or launch multiple digital and virtual platforms in 2020. But we did make it an intentional priority to serve as:
- the catalyst for business growth
- the convener of leaders & influences who make things happen
- the connector of people & resources
- the champion for a stronger community
This year has taught us so much about not only our strength in crisis, but about how we can continue to lead our business community through these challenging times and beyond. It has taught me personally that our members want (and deserve) a strong Chamber, that involvement doesn’t necessarily mean physically showing up for a meeting or event, and that value is measured by the person on the receiving end of the product or service.
All that said, your Chamber team has stretched to new lengths and risen to new heights. We are ready for all that 2020 has in store for the rest of the year, and are genuinely excited about the future of our Chamber and our incredible community. And speaking of our future, it’s time to open up nominations for our next slate of Chamber board members.
I can’t think of a time that I have been more proud of our staff, volunteer leadership, and members. And we are seeking growth-minded business leaders who have a passion for making our community the very best it can be to come alongside us and lead our organization into a brighter future. Is that you? Is it someone else? Nominate them today and let’s show the world what it means to be Robins Strong.