Meet the New Chamber President – Weekly Update
Hello everyone! My name is BJ Skoog and I’m honored to be stepping in as the new President of the Richfield Chamber. I had previously been serving on the Chamber Board of Directors as the Community Outreach and Development Director from April through September of 2019. In my former career, I led the youth department and community engagement initiatives at Hope Church in Richfield, in collaboration with a nonprofit called Young Life. I grew up in Richfield, graduated from RHS in 2008, and earned my BA in Organizational Communication from Bethel University in 2012. I currently live in South Minneapolis with my wife, Lexi, and our puppy, Winston.
I have spent my life building relational equity within the City of Richfield, and I believe that is one of the biggest assets that I will bring to this role with the Chamber. I consider myself a bridge builder between people and organizations – someone who helps others meet their needs by connecting them to the resources that will assist them in fulfilling their goals. I’m excited to continue the amazing work that Anne Schultz has put in over the past few years, and to keep putting Richfield on the map as the best place to live and work within the Twin Cities.
My vision for the Chamber can be summed up in three words: connect, serve, and grow. I believe that connection and collaboration are the vessels that unite us, that build relationships and breakdown barriers, and that move us forward together. Similarly, no matter what company you represent or work you specialize in, I believe our purpose is to serve. Whether that be our customers, our clients, or our patients, if we focus on serving the people of our community, the ultimate outcome will be growth. I’m excited to walk alongside of you as you strive to grow and make your business as profitable as possible. At the Chamber, I hope to create a space where each member feels valued and supported. By coming together under a united purpose – to serve the community – I believe we will flourish as a business community in the heart of the Twin Cities!
I will be spending the next few weeks reaching out to each of you to find time to connect. I’m eager to learn how the Chamber can best serve you as we serve the city together.
Please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call/text me at (612) 866-5100.
Hope to see you soon!
BJ Skoog, President, Richfield Chamber