The year is fast drawing to a close and brings with it a host of great memories for those of us who are members of the Hills and Districts Chamber of Commerce.
The excitement, energy, learning, sharing and contribution are high and the noise and laughter emanating from our gatherings is just something else.
Breakfast Meeting attendances and membership are at all time highs. This year events such as the Big Breakfast, Meet the Candidates, Member Showcases and Commerce in Schools have made quality contributions the likes of which we have not previously enjoyed. Likewise those involved in organising Events, Women in Business, Awards, Health and Membership are raising the bar in terms of their innovation and contribution to the Chamber and our wider community.
There are so many people willingly doing so much and there are many of you doing so much extra. I would like to name you and thank you individually, however for many that may be an embarrassment because you just do what you do without any expectation. Thank you so much.
Behind the scenes you have a champion Executive Management Team who work well together. As I mentioned last month it is time for others to step up and share the responsibility for ensuring that what has been commenced over the last few years grows stronger into the future. A big thank you to the great work of the PR and Marketing Committee for continuing to actively promote our Chamber and our events.
We now look to our final event for the year as we celebrate special people within the Chamber who have achieved in their own right and as we join together to celebrate the Festive Season. At that event please take the time to find those members that you know have done a lot for you, the community and the Chamber and pass on your special acknowledgement. This won’t be difficult as they will in all probability be standing there right beside you.
In closing please accept my very best wishes for health, wealth and happiness in 2018 and beyond. Ron