Change is Constant

Published: 2/9/2017

Change is Constant

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said that change is the only constant. Those Greeks were a smart bunch, or good at pointing out the obvious. Well, if you haven’t heard, the Chamber’s going through a bit of chamber right now. Our most senior team member, Jill Ovard, retired last week. Jill had over 11 years with the Chamber and was a critical resource for many in the community. If you didn’t know, Jill was our Operations Manager, a rather ill-fitting title. She project managed many of our events and programs and developed many of the procedures we use each and every day. At this point, the Chamber team will consist of myself, May and our part-time bookkeeper Clarence. We will manage the Chamber programs, projects and events through the remainder of the fiscal year. I want to thank Jill again for her years of service to this community and for putting up with me. She will be missed.

What a fun week!  A fun and lively group gathered at Polly’s Pies on Tuesday for Let’s Do Breakfast and later that day we helped welcome a new Starbucks to the community with a fantastic ribbon cutting. Later in the week, the Chamber Ambassadors gathered for their monthly meeting. I can’t tell you how amazing this group is and how much they do for the Chamber. You will see them up and at ’em early at the Fiesta on the Fairways loading up trucks full of supplies and staying late at Taste of the Region helping to clean up. I appreciate you and all you do for the community.

Lastly, I want to make sure you understand how important you are to the local business community. Your investment in the Chamber allows us to keep programs costs as low as we can and gives us the capital to reach more local businesses. Your investment in us pays dividends beyond the benefits you receive, but it expands exponentially to other community groups and education when we can develop partnerships like the one we have developed with ABCUSD Career Technical Education. Together, we can make sure that Cerritos remains the premier location for business now and into the future.

Have a great weekend!


scott Scott Smith President/CEO  Weekly Quote: Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.  James Stephens

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