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Chair’s Letter – February 2022

Chair’s Letter – February 2022

The first month of 2022 is now behind us.  I am curious as to how many people are still on track with their New Year Resolutions.

Hello February!  February is the shortest month yet it is a month full of major importance. Black History Month, American Heart Month and Love Month (Valentine’s Day).  From the earliest times, African Americans have contributed to the inventive spirit of America.  Major inventions include items such as kitchen scrubbers, electric railways, portable cashiers, methods of strengthening hair, and home security systems. We are forever indebted to those inventors.

Did you know that (according to the CDC) heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States?  The CDC states that one person in the U.S. dies every 36 seconds from cardiovascular disease.  I don’t know about you, but these alarming statistics make me want to put down the fatty foods and add more fruit and vegetables to my plate.  I guess I’ll also be choosing a parking spot further away from the door to get in some extra exercise.  Every little bit helps.  Valentine’s Day comes every year whether we like it or not.  It is the day when our love lives are put on display.  Businesses are stocking their shelves with items of affection, beauty, and romance for purchase. Please remember to Love Local and shop with your local businesses.  This holiday can be confusing, complicated, but at the end of the day it’s all about love.  One way to share love during this month is to donate blood.  The U.S. is currently experiencing a national blood crisis.  The American Red Cross says this is the worst blood shortage in over a decade.  Please take a moment and consider sharing the gift of life with a donation of blood.  If you have questions or need help locating a blood donation center, please contact our Chamber member ImpactLife at 800-747-5401.

We have a packed month of events for our Chamber members and friends.  We look forward to seeing you all at this month’s Membership Luncheon at Catering To You on February 16th.  Other events to consider include New Member Meet & Greet on February 11th (Chamber Office, call to RSVP), Business After Hours on February 17th (Cannoli’s Restaurant 5p-7p) and an Accounting Seminar on February 23rd (Chamber Office 9am).  Also note the second Tuesday of every month at noon for Women In Networking at Amore’ Pizza and the fourth Wednesday of every month at noon for FUEL at Cugino’s.  Please consider joining a Chamber LEADS Group.  This is a great and fun way to network and promotes your business in a less intimidating setting.  I am so excited about the Taco Tuesday Fiesta being held on 2-22-22 from 12:22pm until 2:22pm at the Chamber Office.  Please bring your $2 donation for a local cause and enjoy this once in a lifetime celebration. I can’t wait to see you all.  Stay well, be safe and enjoy every moment.

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