A New Year, A New Chamber
On behalf of the Little Elm Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, I want to welcome you to our Chamber and to the Town of Little Elm. Exciting things are happening here, and we are thrilled to have you join us.
Over the last few years, the Little Elm Chamber of Commerce has grown significantly. We’ve added new members and are proud to boast a 85% retention rate, hosted many successful new events, and now we are revamping operations. We have a new look, new logo, new mission, new membership levels, and even have created a Government Affairs Committee to keep you informed about what impacts your business on the local, county, state, and even national levels. We also have added Chamber Ambassadors. This group will serve as the face of the Chamber, and help to recruit new members, host our ribbon cuttings and luncheons, promote events, and much more. You will see our Ambassadors out and about in our community, and most likely will see them stopping by your business!
We hope that 2017 is a great year for both you and your business. Our 2017 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors was elected at our January meeting, in accordance with our bylaws. This year’s Board of Directors consists of myself, Vice Chair Robin Travis, Secretary Russell Van Hoose, and Members-at-Large Jason Laumer, Lyn Hill, Lexi Hill, Luis Rios,and Lori Krouskos. I am honored to have been selected to be the Chair of the Chamber, and hope to connect with you soon.
I want to take a moment to recognize our outgoing Chairman, Jerod Ibarolle. Jerod has been instrumental in advancing the Little Elm Chamber of Commerce, and we thank him for his tireless dedication to the Board and the businesses of Little Elm.
In 2017, we want to make our relationship with you more personal. By this I mean, stopping by and visiting with you, making time to listen to your concerns, and finding out about your needs. We have many resources to help your business grow, solve problems, and connect with other members.
We also want you to get the most out of your membership by providing you opportunities for education, training, and networking. We have developed new membership levels and expanded your benefits, and plan to host related training and job fairs. We also want to provide you opportunities to showcase your business through event sponsorships, roundtables, and speaker series.
We will continue to work in partnership with the Town of Little Elm and the Town’s Economic Development Corporation in order to attract and retain businesses to the Town of Little Elm. This includes a mix of small, medium, and large businesses, as well as service and job opportunities. We also will continue to work with other partners, such as the Little Elm Independent School District, non-governmental organizations, and other area Chambers of Commerce. Maintaining these partnerships is critical to our business community.
We are committed to your success, and look forward to a great year. We want to hear from you – so please do not hesitate to contact me, or any Board member with a question, comment, or concern. Most Sincerely,
Erin Mudie, Chair