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  • CEO Blog: Thinking Aloud....

    I Love it When a Plan Comes Together

    It's been almost one year since I started here at the Brea Chamber. During the interview process for this position, I was repeatedly asked "what will you do to ensure the Chamber stays relevant to our members?" I promised to come up with a Program of Work of work that would help the Chamber to better serve businesses of every size and industry.

    Over the past 10 months there has been a lot going on in the background. I have worked closely with the Board to review every program, every event and every process in place at the Chamber. We've analyzed what's been working and what hasn't, as well as what's missing. We're at the point now where you may be seeing some of the fruits of our labor.

    Many members prefer to receive Chamber news in a print format, so we've introduced Insights. I've gotten a lot of positive feedback from members who find this monthly magazine useful and informative. We've also launched our Business Outlook Breakfast Series, which has been very well attended. Topics are selected to keep you on the cutting edge of business best practices. Other new educational programs, including the Business Builders Seminar Series and Brea Young Professionals, are designed to hone the skills of both you and your staff.

    New committees have been formed, including Economic Development/Business Retention, Legislative Advocacy and Workforce Development. Each is working on an agenda to support the long-term prosperity of the Brea business community.

    150 people attended our first Business After Hours Mega Mixer and B2B expo. We're also helping to connect your business with customers through events like the Taste of Brea and programs like "Where's lunch Tuesday?".

    All the pieces of the plan are now falling into place. Throughout the rest of 2010, we will continue to add and improve our programs, benefits and events. Enjoy!

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