February 2021 President's Report
Hello! It is a significant privilege and honor to be able to serve the Chamber board as President in 2021. I have enjoyed learning the processes and procedures of the Chamber and its board over the last 4 years and am excited about the future of the organization. The Pierre Area Chamber offers a variety of benefits to our member businesses and enriches the Pierre-Fort Pierre Community as a whole.
As General Manager of Pierre’s ClubHouse Hotel & Suites, we are welcoming lobbyists, members of the Legislative Committees, and preparing for our first big event of 2021! Although bookings and numbers aren’t quite back to ‘normal,’ the future is looking brighter as more and more people are vaccinated. I look forward to the time when our banquet, breakfast and community spaces can be fully utilized again, and we can gather without any restriction.
2020 was a year that no one wants to remember, and a year no one will ever forget. One thing I can say for sure – Pierre is a strong community that sticks together through tough times. In 2021, I encourage you to find ways to include your co-workers, neighbors and friends in the events and programs the Chamber offers. Make it a point this year to not take relationships for granted; continue to foster existing connections and establish new ones. Stay informed on Chamber offerings by following them on Facebook and subscribe to the Chamber’s ‘What’s Happening’ email. You will be glad you did!