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President’s Message

Are you looking ahead to 2023 or are you still figuring out 2022? Next week we enter the 4th quarter, and if you haven’t done so, it’s time to review (2022) and plan for 2023. We’ve designed a Strategic Plan to direct the chamber in allocating time and resources. It just makes life easier knowing…

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President’s Message

While summer isn’t officially over on the calendar, most people use Labor Day as the unofficial end of the season. Students are back in school, many pools are closed, and people are no longer planning summer getaways. Focus shifts onto the upcoming series of holidays, fall, and year-end. If you own a business, you’re likely…

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I talk to a lot of business owners (obviously) and most have concerns over the economy and where we’re headed. Some have stopped reading and watching the news because of the anxiety they derive from it. Instead choosing to gauge their own economic performance on a day-by-day basis based on the sales they see and…

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Tomorrow is Update Your Profile Bio Day. While this certainly seems like one of the less consequential days of observance, it does serve as an important reminder for business to be more human. A social media bio (or even the boilerplate for press releases and introductions) is important because it’s like the condensed version of…

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At the end of this month (August 26th), we celebrate Women’s Equality Day to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote. It’s extraordinary to note the changes women have experienced over the past hundred or so years. But as much as things have changed, there are still a…

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This year we launched the inaugural session of Leadership Alameda. This program was designed to introduce current and future leaders to the many facets and industries here on the island. It has been a tremendous success with 20 professionals completing the program in the next few months. We will soon be readying materials for our…

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One of the most important aspects of a thriving community is its people. Those currently leading and working and those who will go on to do this in the future. That’s why investments in workforce development and education are vital to economic development. Several years ago, there was a Fortune 500 company that was looking…

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I hope you are enjoying your summer. It’s certainly been a beautiful one. At the end of June, we celebrated 15 of our best and brightest seniors who won the Alameda Foundation’s Scholarship Awards. They each received a check to help defer the cost of the next step in their education. What an exciting time!…

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We started this week by celebrating Independence Day. Many people expressed their thoughts about freedom, some feeling like their personal freedoms are being trampled on. But that is one wonderful thing about our country. When you disagree about something, you can do so in public without fear of being locked up or worse. You can…

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Tomorrow is our job fair co-hosted by the Alameda Emerging Leaders Group. I’ve been thinking a lot about the workforce and its needs these days. Finding the right employee is critical to the success of any business as is holding onto those employees. You can have a fantastic service or product, the best in the…

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