Good evening and Welcome to the 2015 Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner. I am Gail Vogel for anyone who doesn’t know me yet! If you don’t know me please stop and see me at a chamber function or at First Merit Bank Downtown.
I would like to thank Cindy Wade for her leadership as the 2014 President.
I would also lide to five a huge thanks to Janet Werner for her dedicated time and work for the chamber. Also, to Amanda Damp as the office assistant at the chamber.
I am looking forward to an exciting year at the chamber! One of our main goals is to increase our membership and what the chamber can do for your business. I have been working on this last year as President-Elect as well as now. I have board members that are engaged in growing the chamber and telling the chamber story. My President-Elect Robin, has been helping me with the planning of some events to help grow our membership and other networking events. I would like to share currently our next scheduled event is Good Morning Jefferson on Februrary 18th at 7:30am in the Puerner Room. We encourage everyone to come, bring a friend and/or co-worker, a new business to the meeting. The meeting is free. Continue reading
Thank you for your membership and support this past year and for volunteering at our events throughout the year. We greatly appreciate it.
In 2014 the following businesses were welcomed to Jefferson-Anytime Fitness, cool Tools, INDECO Interior Design, Jefferson Memory Care, Sunset Ridge Memory Care, Watson Ace Hardware. Four businesses were presented membership plaques. We ended the year with 166 members.
Some changes this past year-we bagan a new chamber gift certificate program. You now have to bring in the gift certificates you receive and we will write a check for them. This new system helps us to track where they are being spent so we have the data available for you to see. Our previous system didn’t allow this. Santa’s House was moved to the chamber office and Santa and his helpers visited with 253 children and their parents.