2015 has drawn to a close and your Chamber has an exciting 2016 planned. As I assume the President & CEO position, I am looking forward to working with each of you in 2016, to build stronger partnerships and a solid foundation for growth. We have had many successes over the past year, thanks to the support from our members and board. So much of what we achieve is a direct result of your collaboration, ideas, and participation. And a special thanks to our 2015 Chair Walter Clarke for his leadership and direction this past year.
In this our 110th year, we will be focusing on our expanding our Advocacy, Education, and Network opportunities across a variety of events and programs. Your participation in these many varied events assists you in promoting your business and building lasting relationships. I will be working closely with staff and our members to provide meaningful avenues of success, to help you reach your goals in 2016. We look forward to welcoming Robert Shea, Principal at Grant Thornton LLP as our Board Chair at the Chairman’s Community Reception on January 20, kicking off our program and events year. We hope you will join us to welcome Robert and learn more about our plans in 2016.
On behalf of the entire Board, and our staff, we wish you all a wonderful, safe New Year. Our working together will continue to ensure a climate that grows and strengthens business in Alexandria