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Ponderings of the President
What lessons will you take from 2020? Did you take the lemons that were thrown at you and make lemonade this year? I have been so impressed with the businesses and individuals who have not only overcome challenges but found new ways to thrive despite the pandemic. From new online shopping and ordering platforms to new ways of delivering products and caring for your customers, you have risen to the challenge, Chesaning.
Please know that your Chamber board of directors and staff are working hard for you. We recently learned about the Consumers Energy “Our Town” gift certificate grant that other Chambers were promoting. Some detective work and a call to Consumers Energy resulted in our Chamber receiving a $9000 grant for 1:1 matching funds for our gift certificate program just in time for Christmas. That translates into $18,000 being poured into our chamber member businesses, giving our community a huge economic boost to start the new year!
With the new vaccines for COVID-19 being released, things are starting to look up for 2021. Although we know it will take some time to “return to normal”, we also know that nothing will ever be quite the same… and maybe that’s ok. Take the lessons that you have learned from this year and build on them to position your businesses and organizations for future success. Even your Chamber has embraced alternative ways to conduct our business, including learning to have meetings online, offering curbside service, and building more connections with other chamber professionals for the benefit of our members.
As the year comes to a close, we want to thank you for your continued commitment to the Chesaning Chamber and to your community. May 2021 bring you all good health, happy days, and success in all that you do.
Happy New Year!
Greg Bruff, 989-280-4938
Board of Directors President