A Special Announcement From Our President
Dear Chamber Members,
We all know too well about 2020 and the hopefulness of 2021.
The past 12 months have truly tested us as individuals, businesses and to be totally transparent, as a Chamber. Many of us found ourselves focusing on self-survival for several months, figuring out how to pivot, adjust and create a “new normal”.
In so doing we lost focus of the bigger picture; of caring for and supporting each other and of working together collectively for the greater good.
Whilst we continue to deal with a level of uncertainty during the current climate, the most important thing that matters to us is you, our members; our community, camaraderie, goals and planning for the future. The Board’s charge and focus continues to be to promote a positive business and community environment and quality of life. I and the Board wish to continue the legacy of the Chamber, founded over 80 years ago, in order to ensure the best possible support and opportunities for each and every one of its members.
I am currently steering the wheel of this legacy and am reaching out to each one of you to play your part and offer your support. I would like for each member to try and identify a new member to join us in 2021; for each member to pay their membership dues in a timely fashion (we are happy to work with you on an individual basis to discuss payment options etc.) and for each member to offer ideas for growth, collaboration and inclusion.
Due to COVID 19 safe distancing guidelines we moved all of our monthly luncheons and mixers to Zoom, including virtual ribbon cuttings and the Annual Installation and Meet the City Luncheons. We offered several opportunities for you to promote your business, the latest being a 20 second video that we will happily share via all social media channels; so please be sure to take advantage of this offering.
For the time being we have to continue to mix and mingle, share best practice and support each other virtually, hoping that we will all be able to be together in-person again soon. I sincerely hope that you will continue to join us each month and for those who have been absent, to consider to start to join us again.
The Board and I miss you and know that we will come to the end of this COVID chapter soon.
Take care and stay well.
Adalita Silva – President Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce