As we settle into the second month of 2023, I feel excited and invigorated for my first full calendar year as President! We have several engaging events coming up, and I cannot wait to connect with members as we promote, support, and enhance the economic health of our region.
If you want to strengthen your leadership skills, I invite you to apply to our Springfield Leadership Institute. This exciting partnership between the Chamber and Western New England University provides the tools your team needs to succeed. You can become an influential leader in your community and workplace through workshops and peer coaching, all while growing your network. If this interests you, act quickly! Applications for the Springfield Leadership Institute close tomorrow, Feb. 16. (If you’re interested in applying, but need more time, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Do you need a fun night out with peers? Join us at our upcoming Chamber Night Out: Celebrating the Spirit of Mardi Gras with The Springfield Symphony Orchestra! On Feb. 25, Conductor Byron Stripling will lead an arrangement of music from New Orleans natives such as Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson, and Louis Armstrong. Members are invited to enjoy an exclusive reception, cocktail, and king cake!
Outlook, our premier legislative and economic forecasting event of the year is also rapidly approaching. We are ecstatic to announce that our keynote speaker will be Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey! Join us on March 10 as we hear from a diverse lineup of speakers and presenters to discuss the critical economic factors expected from the perspectives of local government, state, and federal offices this year.
The Springfield Regional Chamber is proud to host this event to prepare you, your team, and your business for what’s to come. We will continue to advocate for policies and legislation that will benefit our region and stay proactive on issues such as the economy, workforce development, healthcare, tax policy, and the environment.
As President, my number one goal is to connect our community by discussing critical regional issues, trends in business, public policy, and legislative issues. I firmly believe that when members connect in meaningful ways, they help build relationships and networks that will only enhance the success of our region.