Greetings River Heights Business Community,
It is my great pleasure to be reaching out to you as the 2019 Chairman of the Board for the River Heights Chamber of Commerce. Our Chamber serves businesses located in South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights, and those who want to do business in our communities.
As a community relations manager for Xcel Energy, I originally joined in River Heights Chamber activities as a means to get to know key businesses, non-profits and government leaders. Along the way, I have stayed engaged because those connections help me to succeed in my business. It was striking to learn the diversity of individuals and organizations involved in the River Heights Chamber of Commerce, and the commitment to community that is engrained in what this Chamber does. This organization lives its mission: ‘To aggressively promote the interests of the business community’ through advocacy, partnerships, member benefits and networking. I am honored to serve with my fellow board members who are engaged and committed to “Driving South Metro Business Success” in everything we do.
When you show up at a Chamber function, you have the opportunity to connect with self-employed professionals, local non-profits, small businesses, national franchise holders and even some Fortune 500 companies. We connect to build our businesses, stay tuned-in to local developments and find ways to work together to help our area strive.
In 2019, we’d love to meet you and assist in building your connections and further your professional relationships – The River Heights Chamber of Commerce exists to ensure that local leaders have a reason and a place to connect. It supports learning opportunities for busy professionals. Perhaps most importantly, your investment in the Chamber supports advocacy on behalf of local businesses and non-profits by helping your voice be heard at a higher level. This is done by our Chamber leaders who build professional relationships with elected officials to create the connection and conversations for our businesses to engage in with one another.
This year, we will celebrate the little things our members do to make the River Heights Chamber area such a great place to live, work and play. I look forward to connecting with you at a Chamber event soon!
2019 Chairman of the Board of Directors, River Heights Chamber of Commerce
Manager, Community Relations and Economic Development, Xcel Energy