A message from the President of the Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber:
As I celebrate my fifteenth anniversary of leading our Chamber, I truly feel like this is one of the most challenging times I have seen for businesses. We make plans, and then we need to be ready for quick pivots and changed plans in response to COVID concerns.
The Chamber will continue to evaluate each event on a per-event basis, weighing the benefits of us being together (to which there are many) against the risks to public health. We hope to make decisions that can work for all of our membership, and we look forward to the many opportunities to demonstrate our creativity as an organization we will surely see in the days to come. The chamber confers with the hospital leaders that are invested members of the Chamber, as well as invested members of our communities. We were advised that having the Chamber’s Grand Gala presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital with 250 or more people may, at this time, contribute to the public health crisis we have all been facing.
Therefore, we started to plan our second virtual gala in as many years, knowing that we would have to really step up our game in order to outdo our inaugural virtual gala from last year! We had a blast last year and hoped to do the same this year! New date-Thursday, October 28, new theme- Heroes and Heroines, and new entertainment- Surprises! Be thinking of who your own personal Heroes and Heroines are, and we invite you to represent them with us the night of the gala. Overall, we will continue to have in-person events requiring masks, and we will continue to monitor the situation.
The Chamber’s mission is to be the voice of business, and we have been meeting with city leaders in response to the millage increase proposed for the City of Coral Springs. We have sent out a survey for the Coral Springs business community to hear your thoughts. There is a presentation included from the city that provides further detail for you to review. Please share your thoughts and complete the survey.
The Chamber’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) is hosting a forum on September 30 at 8:30 AM and will focus on small steps that you can use in your business to expand diversity efforts.
I look forward to seeing you at the September Wake Up Breakfast at the Country Club of Coral Springs sponsored by Al Hendrickson Toyota on September 21. Members, please remember to bring raffle prizes to our events; they are an EXCELLENT way to get your business’ name out at the event.
To your continued success,
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