Thanks for your interest in the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and more importantly, the City of Redondo Beach, its businesses, and community. We represent all of these interests, and yours as well.
It’s easy to see why visitors love our city, and the Board of Directors is working side by side with our Visitors Bureau Committee, the City and a multitude of community organizations to make our community fuller, get the news out about how wonderful Redondo Beach is, and of course to continue improving the business climate, employment, our cultural heritage and prosperity.
As we move towards 2015 the Chamber looks forward to the progress the City has made toward actually seeing our pier and harbor revitalized. With the selection of CenterCal as the developer, they are working with the entire community to make these improvements happen. This effort is another critical issue for the Chamber, and I will ensure we have a “front and center” seat at the table for this once-in-a-generation opportunity. I cannot think of a single more important issue that the Chamber has been presented with that affects the interests of so many important community partners as our waterfront revitalization project.
Given these challenges and opportunities, my most important priority during my tenure as your Chair will be to do what the Chamber can do best, and that is focus on our local city issues. Our ability to influence the direction of local decisions is paramount to anything else. As someone who has worked with federal, state, and local officials for over thirty years, and more importantly with Chambers of Commerce from all levels, I can speak from direct experience that what we can and will do best will be working with our local elected and appointed leaders. Beyond this critical effort, the chamber will embrace those small business owners like me who work, live, and play here in the city. Without those of us who contribute to our local economic base, we would not enjoy the quality of life that we have and continue to invest in. Without our base of small business owners who invest in the community, we would not have the special character that living in Redondo Beach has to offer.
Thank you all, so much, for being part of our Chamber; I look forward to a very productive, challenging, and rewarding year and will look to each of you to “raise the bar” and do as much as you can to make a difference in our community.
The Board of Directors welcomes you to participate and benefit from our commitment to you and our business community. This Chamber is your Chamber, and the work we do in partnership with you is remembered from year to year, from generation to generation.