Welcome to the weekly update for the Chamber! We have had a busy year creating new programs, reinvigorating old ones and finding new ways to grow our business networks. As the Board of Directors looks ahead to 2018, we will be taking nominations for new Board candidates through the end of the month. If you, or someone at your organization, would like to have a stronger voice within the Chamber, please consider serving on the Board of Directors.
Currently we are reviewing three potential candidates, Derek Tweten, Landscape Director at Barrett Lawn Care. Derek currently serves on the Hennepin Technical College Advisory Committee and MNLA Government Affairs Committee.
Our second candidate is Craig Holje, Chief Human Resource and Administrative Officer at Richfield Public Schools. Craig has been with RPS for over 10 years. He also volunteers as Divisional Director for the Minneapolis Downtown Council and is a Governing Board Member for the Emerging Leaders in Teaching & Education Academy.
Our third candidate is Sandy DeGonda, Owner of A-1 Travel. Sandy comes to us with over 20 years of business experience. She serves as a Chamber Ambassador for Richfield & Bloomington. Sandy is also active in Team Women MN, Aspiring Women’s Independent Network, Cities West Networking Group, ASTA and MN Small Business Procurement Program/Women Owned Business. Each Board candidate offers a unique perspective and will help grow the Chamber within our business community.
The next opportunity for you to connect with Chamber members will be at our General Member Meeting this Thursday, October 12 from 11:30-1:00pm. This is the first meeting in an ongoing series that the Chamber will be hosting to help our members develop strong leadership skills and strategic development strategies for their companies. Please sign up today if you are interested in attending.
To see what else is happening in the Chamber, please visit our website here and learn more ways you can get involved.