It has been a wonderful and productive 2012.
I would first like to thank 2012 President Joshua Hood and our dedicated board members with terms that ended in December 2012. They include Adam McRoberts, Bill Stearns, Mary Voss, Chad Snyder and Amy Jensen. Thank you for all your hard work; it was greatly appreciated.
I would also like to welcome our newest board members for 2013: Brett McAllister, Lynn Kooker, Bill Grund, Desirae Sanford and Bill Ludwig. I’m positive this will be an exciting year for all of us.
What does 2013 look like? Melissa, Anne and Amy have been working hard to get 2013 off to a great start. In the plans are new blogging and advertising opportunities, business tune ups on websites and Facebook 101 and, of course, our popular wine event, summer golf outing, SEP teacher appreciation breakfast and Taste of Altoona. Please take the time to visit the Altoona Chamber website and see how many more opportunities will be available for your business in 2013.
As incoming president for 2013, I am excited about the new direction the Chamber is moving and the positive effects it will have on our business community.