Letter from the Chair of the Board Bridget Bear
2012 Chair looks forward to an active Chamber year
Throughout 2011 the League City Chamber experienced quite a number of positive changes. The renewed sense of excitement is evident in the members and the community and can be felt by walking into any one of our events.
Many goals established in 2011 were exceeded while new programs and projects have been introduced resulting in outstanding successes. That same momentum is being continued into 2012 as the board of directors work diligently to create even more new programs to benefit our membership.
Being unveiled this year is a Home and Garden Show on April 28, the inaugural Patriots Award Luncheon honoring our League City first responders in September and a Young Entrepreneurs Academy in the fall.
We are also building upon a second year of the ATHENA Leadership Award of the Bay Area, State of Education and other membership luncheons in which our members have become accustom.
In a recent membership survey, our membership expressed the importance of the Chamber provided educational opportunities in which they could participate. To that effect, our Business Development Committee has been working with a focus to provide our membership with business educational seminars on marketing efforts, human resources issues and learning aspects of Quickbooks.
Last year the decision was made to create quarterly, instead of monthly, networking events in an effort to increase both the quality of these events as well as the attendance. With an average attendance of over 100, our Business After Hours, Professional Networking Breakfasts and Coffee & Connections are now networking opportunities not to be missed.
The League City Chamber’s Board of Directors gained some outstanding, business-minded individuals when the seven new directors were installed in December. We are collectively working to find new and innovative ways to continue our service of League City businesses.
As 2012 continues, our membership will see this Chamber focus on city-wide issues such as education and infrastructure. We realized growth can only come through partnership and we seek to bridge those partnerships between business, government and community.
I encourage each League City business and other business in the Bay Area to join and get involved in the League City Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber Board of Directors and staff as well as the many member volunteers are passionate about League City and simply want this Chamber and League City to be the best that it can be!
2012 Chair of the Board, League City Chamber of Commerce
Director of Sales & Catering, South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center