MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
The Long Awaited Summer is Upon Us
Wow, it seems like forever since we have had a series of warm, sunny days and now that it is here we are infused with energy. The winter was tough but we survived and, in many areas, thrived. I hope that the services we offer our members helped you maintain your viability.
For many businesses, summer is a time for vacations, relaxing with friends and family and spending as much time outdoors as possible. The Chamber staff needs that time to re-fuel also, but additionally, we devote many hours to considering and creating products and services that we can roll out in an effort to constantly exceed our members expectation.
We need to hear from our members to make sure we are mobilizing programs and dedicating our resources to initiatives that are market driven.
Please take the time to think about the services you have utilized in the past year. Did you like them? Do you have recommendations for improvement? Was the time appropriate? Was the location convenient? If our services were attractive to you but, for some reason, you didn't utilize them can you share with us why?
Now think about your day-to-day professional activities. Are there voids in your knowledge or in your ability to access the tools you need to grow and prosper? If so, please let us know.
The Amherst Chamber of Commerce is committed to serving as the conduit to your success. Our goal is always to either provide you with the appropriate tools or assist you in finding the appropriate resource. To be successful, it is important that we continuously communicate with our members.
We hope that our members enjoy the summer and take advantage of all the amenities our region has to offer. But, be assured that the Chamber staff will be diligently working to plan for the future so that the business community can continue to thrive and grow our regional economy.