Recently, your Chamber Board of Directors met to review strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities facing our member employers, our Chamber itself, and the greater Sarasota community. To stimulate their discussions, they started the work session by looking at eight trends that will affect your businesses, local organizations, and The Chamber between now and the year 2025.
As we approach our 95th Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon, we reflect on success of the past year, but also look to the following priority areas and objectives for our fiscal year running from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. Continue reading “Chamber Priorities from the 2015-2016 Board of Directors”
During the 2015-2016 year, Chris Gallagher, Hoyt Architects, served as the Chair of the Board of Directors. As the Chamber Program year comes to a close this month, Gallagher takes the time to reflect on his past year.
Fellow Chamber Members:
A simple thought as my chairmanship draws to a close: One of the really neat things about Chamber membership – as we build our own careers and our own businesses, we help build a better, stronger community.
Mick Fleming, President of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, said it best, “Chamber of Commerce missions have always been two pronged: profitability for members today, and prosperity for community tomorrow.” Continue reading “Non nobis solum nati samus. Not for ourselves alone are we born.”