January - Chamber Director Message

16 January 2017

January - Chamber Director Message

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017! A new year brings new beginnings with a new sense of hope and a fresh outlook on life. Put your best foot forward, whether it be with family, work or simply to hold true to a resolution that will drive you to reach your goal. When looking ahead, please remember where you are coming from and don’t take for granted the good work you have accomplished in 2016.

The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to start 2017 and we look forward to introducing three new board members. Kari Westlund with Best Choice Realtors, Jason Parker with EconoLodge Inn and Suites and Comfort Suites University, and Andi Fouberg with SDSU Alumni Association. Please join me in welcoming these new board members.

Looking back to 2016, the Chamber was successful in a number of ways. By connecting our mission to the needs of the membership, we were able to provide professional development for more than 800 professionals in the Brookings area. Our Ag Committee volunteers engaged and entertained nearly 600 people at the annual Ag Banquet, and the Connect 2140: Sub40Social Committee welcomed more than 800 of our next generation of leaders over the course of eight socials throughout the Brookings community.

We at the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce wish you a prosperous and healthy New Year. Happy 2017!

By David Merhib, Executive Director