Valentine’s Day is Thursday, Feb. 14. The Johnston Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner is one week later on Thursday, Feb. 21. Put both on your calendar, if you know what is good for you.
My advice is not to use the Chamber annual dinner as a makeup dinner for not taking your significant other out on Valentine’s Day. The annual dinner is a great night to recognize our Ambassador, Citizen and Business Person of the Year. It’s not really a date night. I might have learned this the hard way. Sorry, hon! Contact Heather at the Chamber to make your reservation for the Chamber Dinner now.
Can you believe we are already talking about the wrap-up for 2012, and a month of 2013 is already past? I hope this is not the trend for the year; I’m really looking forward to a slower-paced 2013. The good news is that Johnston Chamber is off to a great start this year and has signed up 11 new members. Please welcome Adara Salon & Spa, Cornerstone Commons Senior Living, Delire’ Hair Salon, Edward Jones/Brenda Heggan, Encore Recycled Granite LLC, Heuton Homes/GM Construction, Mama Lacona’s, Mark J. Becker & Associates, LLC, Signature Nails & Spa, Sonic and Subway on 86th.
There are many events for Chamber members to get involved in. Make sure to watch for Heather’s weekly update or go to the website — www.johstonchamber.com for activities that all can participate in. As I was always reminded of growing up, you only get out what you put into something, and the Johnston Chamber is a real easy group of business people to get to know. So please try to make at least one event a month.
Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner
One event coming up soon is the Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner at Summit Middle School on Feb. 12. All proceeds go to the Partnership for a Healthy Community, a great local non-profit that helps families in need right here in the Johnston Community School district.
Finally, even though it is only February, we will start our meetings for Green Days soon. So if you are at all interested in helping out at Green Days contact the Chamber office at 276-9064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to volunteer.