During these past seven years, I’ve “worn a lot of hats” here (as most employees at small companies do)… My role has evolved as the organization’s needs have changed, and I’ve been happy to step up to the challenge each time.
I’m writing to say that March 29 will be my last day with the Chamber. It stings to write that sentence—almost as much as it did to tell our Executive Director, the team, and Board of Directors—but I’m chasing a dream. It was an opportunity that came up out of nowhere that my heart said to go for, just like it did when I heard about the Chamber years ago. To say it’s bittersweet is so cliché, but, it’s very true in this instance.
Looking back to September 2014, I was alerted to an opportunity with The Chamber, and it piqued my interest. I interviewed and the rest is history.
As time went on, I got the opportunity to build member relationships, grow our social media presence, launch cool new digital services, and rock a rebrand. I then helped create our internship program, a professional development program, and led our sales efforts, using my marketing & communications knowledge to change the way members view their investment & involvement.
Cut to 2022, as a membership based organization, we’ve matured in seemingly infinite ways compared to my first day, but the essence of the organization has remained the same: connecting business & community—and having fun while we do it.
I will forever be the Chamber’s #1 fan, and I couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come for this crew.
I want to take a moment to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and every volunteer, Board Member, fan of the Chamber, and especially to the Chamber team members - past and present. It has been the absolute time of my life working at the Chamber, and I’m nothing but excited for what’s to come for the organization.
Keep an eye out for amazing things from the Chamber. I’ll be the first to confidently say it will ROCK. I’ll be watching from the sidelines, cheering my heart out, and beaming with pride.