February 2017 - From the CEO’s Chair

30 January 2017

February 2017 - From the CEO’s Chair

As we begin the year of 2017, my prayer is that we, as a community, continue to grow and embrace the opportunities that we have along with looking for new ways to make Huron the best community it can be. At the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau our mission is to “Serve our members by strengthening business, supporting visitors and enhancing community”.

If you are a business owner and a member of the Huron Chamber, are you utilizing your membership to the fullest? Are you taking advantage of the advertising opportunities with our e-mail blasts and Prairie Tracks and our poster route? Are you utilizing our partnership with the Small Business Administration for consultations regarding your business or to discuss new business ideas? Networking is a buzz word that we often hear, but are you making the most of the opportunities presented to you? Chamber Mixers are a great way to get to know others in the business community. When attending, make the effort to talk to the other attendees and let them know what you do, bring up that sale you are having or the event you are putting on. You may also find attending one of our luncheons is not only informational and educational, but another opportunity to connect. You may also consider becoming involved on a chamber committee or other committees or in service groups. Being a volunteer will not only help our community but can help your business as well. If you’re not a Chamber member, does the information above sound worthwhile to you? We’d love to visit with both current and future members to further enhance and strengthen your business.

When events, conventions and tournaments are hosted in Huron we provide visitor packets to attendees so they know what Huron has to offer in the way of attractions and points of interest along with services and retail options. This could also be an opportunity to bring visitors in your doors. The Chamber works with the host of the convention or event to see what other services they may need and do our best to be a resource to them. The economic impact of having these events, conventions & tournaments in Huron is tremendous and we do our best to make sure their experience is a great one and those attending will want to come back.

Lastly, I would like to ask your help in making this community the best that it can be. It takes all of us to make a difference. I am so proud of the 2016-2017 Leadership Huron Class for their Acts of Kindness mission this year. If we all embrace their mission, great things that can happen here! “We Are Huron” and together we can make a difference!