By Dottie Winhold
Although I am very happy to be the incoming Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce President, I must admit that I realize how daunting this responsibility is.
Thankfully, we have a new, energized Board of Directors that will allow us to implement plans for growth. Significant changes are happening in our Borough, and people see that there is a need for leadership in the business community.
In 2016, the Chamber will fill that need and provide that leadership.
We will follow a Strategic Plan that:
- Grows our membership by providing additional value
- Provides educational programming to help members learn new business skills
- Improves our digital presence through Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and our new and improved website and much-needed increases in networking opportunities with other businesses, chambers, nonprofits and civic groups
Since its founding nearly 66 years ago, the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce has been at the very core of this community. In the past few years, however, there has been a distorted view of what the Chamber’s role is and should be in our wonderful town.
That, I promise, will change this year.
Our goal is to be a force for stability, a force for diversity, for cohesion. We want everyone to be able to turn to us for leadership and support, and they know they can count on the Chamber to do what’s best for Metuchen.
In 2016 going forward, the Chamber will re-assert our value to our members and the community.
Our mission is to help our members succeed and prosper, so the community can succeed and prosper with them.
And in 2016, that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Thank you for your commitment, your inspiration and your dedication to building a strong future for Metuchen.