Welcome from Board Chairman, Wayne Babovec
Dear Chamber and Community members,
On behalf of the Terrell Chamber of Commerce, welcome to our website. I am excited to begin my term as the 2021 Chairman of the Chamber board.
I must acknowledge the phenomenal job by our Past Chairman, Kim Britton, Chamber Board Members and Chamber Staff. Kim, the Board and staff navigated the Chamber through perhaps the toughest year in Chamber history. There were many unknowns along the way, but they never wavered in their commitment to the Chamber and the community we serve. The Chamber became the go-to resource for all businesses in Terrell who faced unprecedented shut downs, loss of business and revenue, loss of staff, and more. The Chamber advocated and provided information to them throughout the year to help navigate these challenges.
In building upon our predecessors’ success, the Chamber will continue to advance our members’ growth and prosperity and provide increased opportunities and value for their membership. The Chamber will continue to advocate for and unite the business community, convey business interests to policy-makers and advance the region’s economic growth. And most importantly the Chamber will continue working with the City of Terrell, Terrell ISD, Terrell Economic Development Corporation and County government building upon this already ideal partnership.
I’d also like to thank everyone who completed the 2020 Chamber membership survey. The Chamber board and staff used the responses to direct the development of this year’s Programs of Work. This year’s Programs of Work will focus on a marketing plan that will give more visibility to our members, including video, shop and support local campaigns, promotional giveaways, community events, and more. We will work to increase membership, improve membership retention AND be proactive when it comes to developing a legislative agenda keeping our businesses and leadership in mind.
The Board and Staff cannot accomplish these goals on our own. It is imperative you get involved. I encourage all of you to serve on a committee and volunteer for events like Jubilee or the Civic Auction. The list of opportunities goes on and on.
If you are not a member of the Terrell Chamber of Commerce, please join us today. I know the Chamber staff would be happy to get you set up! Your membership will not only benefit your business but also the community.
As the 2021 Chairman, I look forward to working alongside our dedicated Board and staff who share the same vision: business growth and a healthy community environment.
Chairman of the Board, Terrell Chamber of Commerce
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