August 7, 2018 | Categories: Letter from the President & CEO
Our goal this year is to finish out our 3 year strategic plan, part of the plan is to tell our story better – making sure that you, our members, are “in the know” about what we are working on at the Chamber. Each month, our newsletter will bring you news, information or updates from me or another member.
One of the plans we are working on is under expansion. Later this week you will receive a simple one question survey from me about partnerships. We want to expand our current partnerships or work on building new partnerships that are of benefit to you, our members. I will ask you – “Who can we work with in our community that will help you with your business?” I am looking forward to hearing your responses.
Our Foundation is starting a new program next week, NXLevel Entrepreneurial training. It is a 10 week program that covers many topics important to an entrepreneur or business owner. We do need the applications back by Thursday so please connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I am a FutureMaker and have been active with the coalition for several years. Our goal is to transform the workforce by increasing the number of degrees, certifications, and other high quality credentials to 55% by 2025. A current project I am involved with is to look at opportunities to fill specific work gaps in our community. I will be reaching out to the membership on this over the next few weeks for input or possible programming.
We have 2 significant events coming up – the first event is our APEX Awards presented by Vector & Ink. The APEX Awards recognize outstanding individuals in our community who are members of the chamber and excel in the areas of professionalism, philanthropy, and leadership. The gala will be held on August 25th at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Click Here to register. Our next event is the Business Building Symposium presented by HBKS Wealth Advisors and HBK CPAs on September 19th at Sanibel Harbour Marriott. We are excited to have Matt Keller with Next Level Church as our keynote speaker. Click Here to register.