I am pleased to provide my inaugural CEO update to the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.
First, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your faith in my ability to continue the mission of the Chamber and its service to the Greater Cape Ann Community. The Chamber is a special organization, and I am proud to serve the needs of our communities.
This was an extraordinary year! At the start of 2022 we ushered in our centennial birthday, and as the year ended, with deep gratitude we said goodbye to our incredible leadership team of Ken Riehl and Peter Webber. Together, Ken, Peter, and the entire Chamber team guided the organization through many challenges and hardships. Most importantly, the Chamber continued to grow under their leadership and direction. Thank you, Ken and Peter, for your many contributions and years of dedication. You are both exceptional leaders and your contributions are too numerous to count. Thank you for everything you have done.
On behalf of the Chamber, I would also like to extend gratitude and acknowledgement to Caitlin Pzenny, our 2022 Board of Directors President for her incredible leadership and innovation during her tenure. Caitlin accomplished much this year, including our highly successful 1st Annual Brewfest. It was a wonderful event and met with enthusiasm by the community. Thank you!
In 2023, I look forward to getting to know the Chamber membership and gaining a better understanding of the current and future needs of each community and the region.
I am excited to engage with members and extremely optimistic that the Chamber will continue to adapt, evolve, and grow to meet the needs of our communities in these changing times. In the coming weeks and months, it is my mission to connect and engage with as many members as possible. I look forward to meeting with you, discussing ideas, and learning about your specific needs and how you believe the Chamber can best serve your business. Also, please feel free to reach out to me at any time as I welcome and encourage communication.
In closing, I eagerly look forward to our upcoming Annual Celebration and welcoming our new Board President, Loran Caputo. Loran is an active and involved Chamber member, including Board service for several years. We look forward to her new ideas and initiatives.
All my best,