A Message from Your Director (January 2014)

As we move in to 2014, I am proud to look back on all that we have accomplished in this past year! We have implemented a three-year strategic plan for the Chamber, partnered with Connect Michigan to earn designation as a ‘Broadband certified’ community, developed “A Taste of Mecosta” cook book, advanced our members accessibility through the use of Mychamberapp, held the first Easter Egg drop at Robin Hood Airport, held water safety assemblies (in conjunction with the Sherriff’s Department) in schools throughout the county, offered several educational opportunities for businesses, assisted with the development of the Community Garden project, revamped the Chamber newsletter, hosted several successful community events and improved referral services for our members – just to name a few of our successes. We would like to sincerely thank everyone that contributed to all of these events and activities! We could not do it without your support!

We have undergone many changes in the past year and feel that our Chamber is stronger for it. We have got an enthusiastic staff that is always looking for ways to improve our organization. Loretta Heiney, my executive assistant, is very dedicated and is always available to discuss any needs that may arise and our newest employee, Alicia Moreno, had been serving her internship with us and has officially been hired on as our administrative assistant; she is also happy to help with any ideas or concerns! If you have not met Alicia yet, please feel free to stop in and introduce yourself, you’re going to be seeing a lot more of her! Looking forward, we will continue to create programs that will benefit our members and serve as an innovator for the business community. If you have any ideas or suggestions that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are always here for you!

We are excited to see what 2014 has in store for us! Let us know if you are interested in participating in any of our programs and/or events and as always, please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you!

We wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!