A Message from Board Chair Sarah Costa


Happy Spring Members!

I hope you all have enjoyed this refreshing change of weather and time as we welcome in Spring. I cannot believe that we are already done with the first quarter of the year!

I wanted to provide a Chamber update, and circle back on the results we received from you during our State of The Chamber luncheon. We asked you how we can better support you and your business, what you felt were your greatest benefits of membership, and what you most need from us. 

You shared that some of your greatest benefits were community connections, business support, resources, and helping push the health and economic vitality of our city. You shared that it would be helpful if we provided more networking opportunities, more business advocacy to our leaders, and a more user-friendly website with helpful content and member information. I am excited (and proud!) to share that we have already made strides in these needs. Your feedback was so appreciated, and we are excited to be able to continue aligning our priorities with your needs. Know that with everything we do, we align our work around our 3 main goals: Amplify Value to our Members, Champion Business and Advance our Community.

In this next quarter, we will be focusing on three specific objectives in this plan that directly address your needs: providing new professional development resources and business education opportunities, supporting new initiatives that offer positive community impact, and building on serving as a liaison between community and policy makers. We look forward to continuing our important work throughout the year and beyond!

As always, please feel free to reach out to us if you would like to get further involved with your chamber, or need assistance in connecting you to resources.

I hope to see you all at our beloved Celebrate Non-Profits Mixer at Christopher Cellars/Bartholomew Family Vineyards next Tuesday, April 18 at 5:30 PM, as we celebrate and connect with the amazing nonprofits in our community, and help kick off the Big Day of Giving, on May 4.

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