What a night to remember! The 20th annual Kawartha Chamber Awards of Excellence & Social Gala was a hit! I am always in awe of how this event gets better every year because of all the hard work the Gala committee and Chamber staff. This event is tirelessly planned and organized year-round to ensure this very special evening is executed seamlessly. In addition to the hard work our team puts in, the Gala would not happen without our generous sponsors, some of whom have supported the Gala for several years. Congratulations to all the nominees and award recipients. As one attendee put it, “This Gala is a must-attend, best event of the year”.
The first Chamber event I ever attended several years ago was the annual Holiday Social at Kawartha Lakes Construction. It was at this event that I realized I was at ‘home’ with the Kawartha Chamber. I had previously been involved with several business networks, chambers and non-profit organizations and have always enjoyed opportunities to network and volunteer, but there was something special about the community of members of the Kawartha Chamber that drew me in to get more involved with the organization through joining the board and volunteering with committees. Make sure to join us on December 11th at 5 pm, the KLC team always goes above and beyond to make this an amazing time.
Finally, I would like to encourage anyone looking to get more out of their membership to consider joining our board of directors and/or one of our committees. The call for nominations for 2020 is open now. If you are community-minded and have knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for our business community, speak to me or another board member to get connected with our nominating committee. I have found my time volunteering with the Chamber to be very rewarding and is a great way to enhance my membership experience.
Thank you to all our members for allowing me to represent the Chamber as your president this year, I want to sincerely wish everyone happy holidays and best wishes in 2020!