Message from the President/CEO
Welcome to 2017 Chamber Members:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for playing an essential role in the success of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Whether you are a paying member, an active committee member, or a supportive citizen, each of you add to the chambers success and we could not be where we are today without your support.
In 2016, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce increased in membership by 129 new members. Our membership continues to grow and I do not foresee that ceasing anytime soon. The chamber has been blessed with a hardworking, forward thinking staff who continue to consistently recruit and retain new members. I am very proud of the Richmond Chamber team and am excited to see what we can do in 2017!
In 2016 we hosted an event titled Drugs: Hiding in Plain Sight to address the drug problem in Madison County. This event gained the interest of nearly 300 guests in attendance. We felt that we could either turn a blind eye to the growing epidemic that our community is facing or we bring awareness to it by educating our community leaders, friends and neighbors alike. We hope to continue these awareness efforts until we see a decline in the deadly statistics Madison County faces each day.
Our focus for 2017 is “Richmond: We are Open for Business” with the goal for both economic development and retail recruitment. We want to see nothing but growth and success for our community and with the following statistics, it should be easy to accomplish.
We are very proud of the progress we made in 2016 and we look forward to all we will accomplish in 2017.