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Jan 2012
     It is Sunday afternoon, January 29th, and as I reflect on the past two days spent in Dublin, Ohio with the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and ex-officios, our annual retreat has been one of renewed commitment to the our membership and organization.  The Chamber Board spent Friday afternoon and Saturday morning on intense training and review of our strategic goals set forth in 2011 and, while many goals remain for 2012, new objectives have been created for the coming year.  As confirmed, the Board’s evaluation of 2011 achievements has validated the Chamber’s success based on its focus of educating and serving our investors.  Through a process starting with objectives, then strategies, the Board has set high, achievable goals in its efforts for economic development, business advocacy and membership services.  Those goals are driven by committed individuals who place the success of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce and the success of its members as their top priority. 
     To describe the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce Board Members and its ex-officios; “Incredible” is the first word that comes to mind.  It consists of intelligent, well educated individuals representing a diverse background ranging from an attorney, to bankers, CPAs, insurance professionals, manufacturing, production and wholesalers, health care providers, personal service business owners, restaurant and catering services, and a business owner in e-commerce and development.  Combine that with their involvement through their civic, community and schools; and they become a class of people with immeasurable qualities of exceptional character and expertise.  Thank you to all those board members who took their personal time away from their families and businesses to spend 1 1/2 days, at their own expense, to work free for you, the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce membership.     
     As a member of the Greater Medina Chamber, I would encourage you to please take a moment to revisit the Chamber’s website at www.medinaohchamber.com.  When was the last time you took a look at what your chamber has to offer you as a member?  Act as if this is your first visit to the site and take the opportunity to refresh your memory.  The next time someone asks, “Why should I belong to the Chamber?,” the answer is there.  The Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce website is an excellent resource providing dates on upcoming events and meetings, information based on facts, and most importantly, business names, addresses, and contact numbers of the our current membership.  Remember the next time you are looking for a product or service or reference, start with your membership first.  These are the businesses who have invested in our local community by showing their support through the Greater Medina Chamber.  Your loyalty to other members will in turn drive their loyalty in return.  Also, please consider becoming an active partner by participating in a Greater Medina Chamber’s “Business After Business” event and attending other education programs.  The Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce is interested in the success of your business and works hard to provide reliable facts and many avenues of contacts and connections to assist in the economic growth of your business.  And lastly, let’s not forget the capable and professional Chamber staff members who are working hard on your behalf.  They are committed to making Medina a great place to live and work and are there to assist you.  By placing a personal call to the office, it can open a wealth of knowledge beneficial for both you and your business. 
     Here is to a safe, healthy and prosperous 2012 for all.
Respectfully yours,
Valerie L. Rapp
Chairperson of the Board for 2012
Posted by Tina Gienger on January 31, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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