Half a Decade Later

Published: 10/6/2017

Half a Decade Later

Do you remember October 2012? Well, gas prices were over $4 per gallon, Hurricane Sandy was taking a bead on the East Coast, and the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce hired a new Executive Director. I’d like to think I’ve changed over those five years and that maybe the Chamber has as well. I know that Jill and May took a very green E.D. and helped him find his sea legs. Just like with any business, we’ve had our ups and downs over the past five years, but I’m proud of where the Chamber’s at and how strong we have become.

Anniversaries are a good time to reflect on accomplishments and missed opportunities. I’m a firm believer in things happen for a reason. So, when I look back on these five years, I see a great deal of success – due to the great team we have at the Chamber. This team includes staff, of course, but many others like the Board of Directors, Ambassadors, and those business and community leaders who have helped guide the Chamber over the course of many years (and some over the course of several chamber executives!). The thing I’ve learned that sticks with me the most is the people who make up the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce. I’ve been so fortunate to make great new friends and learn from outstanding mentors. I’m very proud to serve this community.

We have some great events coming up over the next few weeks that you won’t want to miss. Let’s Do Lunch next Tuesday at the Sonoma Grill inside the DoubleTree by Hilton in Norwalk. I understand Chef Hugo is working on a special menu just for us! This is a great time to mix and mingle with other Chamber members over lunch – ya’ gotta eat, so eat with the Chamber! The following week we are honored to have Senator Tony Mendoza joining us for breakfast at what we’re calling the “State of the State.” This was another crazy year in Sacramento, and you’ll want to get Senator Mendoza’s take on what happened and what the Golden State may face in the coming year.

Have a great weekend!



Scott Smith 

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Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

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