Dear Chamber Members and Citizens of Chula Vista and the South Bay Region,
The past year has been one of unprecedented challenges to our world, our nation and our community. The pandemic which struck early in the year has impacted almost every facet of our lives – family, social interaction, and the economy. Many of the challenges remain with us going into 2021.
As your Chamber of Commerce, we want to extend heartfelt appreciation to all of our members who have stayed with us during these tough economic times, and to those who decided that last year was the right time for them to join the Chamber for the first time. Our Chamber enters 2021 on solid financial footing and with a diverse and highly qualified Board of Directors and an energetic and dedicated staff who are committed to advocating for, and advancing the interests of the Chula Vista Business Community.
We have also seen three of our long-term board members depart the Chamber Board at the end of their terms. William Hall, Lourdes Valdez and Robert Bliss have dedicated many years on the Board and countless hours of their time to make Chula Vista a better place for business. We will miss your wisdom and contributions and wish all of you the best in your future endeavors.
As we enter the New Year the Chamber is poised to support and advance the interests of our members with programs and services like SCORE counseling, legislative advocacy, business referrals, marketing assistance and other benefits. Your membership in the Chamber provides unparalleled opportunities to connect with peers, current and prospective clients and elected officials, to keep the communication lines open. The programs and events we present represent opportunities to grow needed networks and gain new insights to address the ever-changing challenges facing all of us in business today. By working together as Chamber members, we have a much stronger voice with our elected leaders as they contemplate policy revisions and new rules and regulations, so that they may create greater certainty and an improved environment for business.
I hope you take some time to look into what the Chamber has to offer you and your business this year, and make the decision to join us as we continue to address the challenges of 2020 and enter the New Year with a renewed sense of optimism and opportunity.
Warm Regards, Todd Galarneau
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