Message from the Chair
Thank you so much to all of the businesses and organizations for supporting the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. I am honored to serve as Chair of the Board for 2017. Thanks so much the 2017 board members as listed on this site.
As we look ahead to the upcoming year, I am very excited as we have been working on gaining momentum to be an effective voice for our members and our community. We have been focused on determining how we as a Chamber should fulfill our role most effectively.
Self-evaluation can be difficult for many reasons, however it can also be very beneficial if we are open to the process and results. Our board is determined to bring clarity to our actions for our members and our community. We do have challenges such as improving economic development efforts, concerns of the impact of drug abuse and preparing for the closing of the demilitarization plant at the Blue Grass Army Depot. The Chamber will be working on determining how we can help develop solutions for these issues and others.
Nevertheless, our community has so many areas of positive impact such as our existing manufacturing employee base, K-12 and post-secondary education, healthcare and accessibility. The Chamber wants to help solve our challenges and enhance our strengths to provide for the long-term success of our business community.
Thank you to each member of the Chamber for your continued support throughout the year. As a group we are strong and will continue to improve our community.