A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT….
Dear Chamber Members,
2019 is off and running at an extremely fast pace. The New Year is bringing change to our community in a number of ways. New businesses are opening their doors while others are closing up shop. Though February has the shortest number of days, in many ways it feels like the longest month. From the unpredictable Cleveland weather, ranging from anywhere 50° to -20° to the unpredictable business climate, the only constant this time of year is change.
During our first Chamber event of the year we introduced a number of new board members. We look forward to their contributions in 2019. We also took a moment to reacquaint everyone with our existing board and what their backgrounds are. Our luncheon at Rock Creek Kitchen had great attendee participation as Aldo Filippelli informed everyone about new license requirements. Tim Noe also gave a presentation about planning Big Creek Run for the 2019. My staff and I have manned the water table at the run, rain or shine since 2011. While that spot is already taken, I would encourage all chamber members to look into sponsoring this great event so it continues to be a success no matter what the weather throws at us.
In February we will be having our meeting at the Middleburg Heights Community Center with our guest speaker Jimmy Malone. On top of being an accomplished radio personality, Jimmy began The Malone Scholarship in 1993 and has helped area students achieve their goals of attending college. We will also have our monthly Chamber Chatter meeting at Sips and Such on February 28th at 8 am.
Finally anyone interested in advertising in the 2019 Middleburg Heights Community Guide is encouraged to contact MPG Boost publishing before March 22nd. Also, any members looking to promote their business during February’s chamber luncheon please reach out to Cindy or I before February 6th. I would love to continue acknowledging our local business and all the contributions they make within our community during every meeting. Our members, businesses and residents provide stability and strength that is essential to enduring anything that change may bring our way.