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Chair’s Message – December 2018

Chair’s Message – December 2018

Greetings Chamber Comrades,

As 2018 comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect over the Chamber’s many accomplishment during the past year. I’m very proud to say that it’s been an AMAZING year for the Chamber!

Over the past year, our monthly luncheons have grown and we even introduced a breakfast meeting last summer that was very well received. We have had more opportunities to network with our Business After Hours, monthly meetings, Leads groups, fundraising events, Women In Networking and FUEL (formerly Young Professionals), just to name several. Our Chamber also has celebrated many ribbon cuttings with both new and established businesses joining the Chamber.

Earlier this year, Chamber President Venus Martz spearheaded an initiative through the Missouri Chamber of Commerce to bring affordable health care coverage options to our small business owners, which has proved to be of great value to those who are participating in the offered plans. This is just one example of Venus’ tireless efforts to serve our members in ways that benefit them the most.

Our Nite of Stars gala was held Dec. 7 and was a huge success, as our Chamber family gathered together in the Christian Hospital Atrium to celebrate the holiday season. Many thanks to all of you who supported this important annual fundraiser to ensure the Chamber continues our mission to serve the business community!

I look forward to seeing all of you at our December membership luncheon on Dec. 19 at Norwood Hills Country Club, as we gather from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to once again break bread and celebrate the holiday season together!

I want to thank each and every one of you for all of your support over the past year toward me as your chair, and most importantly, for your support and commitment to our Chamber! I’m continually impressed with the involvement of Chamber members and the dedication of the Chamber staff working in tandem with our board of directors. I have made wonderful many Chamber friends and business acquaintances through the years, and for that I’m truly grateful.

I have been involved with the Chamber since 1996 and have witnessed it grow by leaps and bounds, build its own building and even change its name – but one constant has remained – the Chamber’s commitment to serve as the “Voice of Business” that works tirelessly to promote the economic development and quality of life in North County.

North County Strong and North County Proud!

All of the Best to You and Yours during this joyous season!

Bret Berigan

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