Welcome to a new year! The North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce’s 2012/2013 new fiscal year. My name is David Russell and I work at Adventist Health as Vice President for Business Development. I have been active with the Chamber for the past five years – serving on the golf committee and as a board member for the past two years.
We just celebrated the Chamber’s accomplishments of the last fiscal year at our annual recognition and installation banquet held on Tuesday evening, June 26. Those attending enjoyed time socializing and the opportunity to recognize the many individuals who have helped the Chamber continue to successfully meet the needs of business in our region. During the banquet I was installed as the board chair for the new fiscal year and now I’m looking forward to working with each of you – more than 500 business members, the board, our new Chamber President/CEO, David Kelly, and the Chamber staff.
I also want to publicly recognize and thank Greg Chaimov for his thoughtful leadership during the past year. Greg has helped keep our Chamber leadership team focused on our mission, “A member driven organization committed to a vibrant business environment”. As Susan Lehr leaves her position as President/CEO, I also want to express appreciation for her leadership during the past year. Susan has worked closely with the board to establish the finance committee and help position the Chamber for long term financial and operation success. Susan, thank you for your tireless work on behalf of the Chamber. In closing, much appreciation and thanks to each of you for your past and continuing support for the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce.