I am honored to serve as your Chairman for the Board of Directors of The Central PA Chamber of Commerce in 2017. We have enjoyed strong membership growth this past year, an indication the Chamber continues to provide value to our members.
As I prepared for my role as Chairman, I’ve done some research on Chambers and what they bring to a Community. The traditional role of a Chamber includes helping attract businesses to the area, providing informational services and business assistance, networking opportunities and events, educational seminars, and political awareness. I believe our Chamber does an excellent job providing those benefits, however, the more important question is does each (potential) Chamber Member believe that? We can only realize that if our members are involved. I believe value to the membership is directly proportional to utilization and participation of our services by the membership. We want to cultivate an active on-going relationship with you, our members, so I encourage you to take advantage of our services. In addition to the standard offerings mentioned we have such value adds as conference room space for you to utilize, notary services, student education services, and member to member discounts.
All of this provides value to you and makes us a stronger Chamber with your participation. Central Pennsylvania is a great place to live, by combining our talents and resources, we can continue to grow the area culturally and economically. We want to hear from you, so consider joining our Chamber if you are not currently a member, and if you already are, reach out to us and give us your ideas, thoughts, and support. I look forward to seeing you in the coming year.