I hope you enjoyed the weekend and celebrated the moms in your life yesterday for Mother’s Day. They’re a very special bunch who deserve our praise and recognition.
Last week was a landmark week for your chamber and there are some special individuals I’d like to thank– our membership event volunteers. Last Tuesday and Wednesday, the voice of business in our community was strengthened in a very big way. Last week 180 new businesses joined the chamber. It was a record-setting membership event and we couldn’t have done it without the 100+ member volunteers who made it happen.
The two-day membership event was energizing, positive and such a wonderful reminder that when the business community comes together, great things happen. Our volunteers reached out to others in the business community to let them know what the chamber has meant to their business and how it makes a positive impact on the Lowcountry. I am humbled by the effort and support of our membership event volunteers and by the 180 businesses who have joined us to enhance and grow their own organizations. Listed below are the names of the chamber’s newest members and the volunteers that brought them together. If you know them, I encourage you to pick up the phone and say two words that are often missed, but mean so much….”thank you!”
There are so many positive things happening right now in the Lowcountry. Real estate is on the upswing, $200 million in redevelopment efforts continue and this weekend we “christened” the S.S. CareCore shrimp boat. The chamber’s Leadership Hilton Head Island-Bluffton class raised a whopping $28,000 to build the playground structure in Bluffton’s DuBois Park. Congratulations to the leadership class on a project that will have an impact on so many children and families in Bluffton. It was great to walk down Calhoun Street on Saturday as people enjoyed the 35th annual Bluffton Village Festival. It’s a great reminder of what makes the Bluffton community so special.
I hope your week ahead is a positive and productive one!