Letter from the President
As the President and CEO, I’m happy to say that in my first years at the Chamber, I’ve seen many changes come about. Internally, we’ve adjusted staff and office efficiency, reviewed our programs and events to make positive changes, and enhanced the benefits of membership. We have increased our outreach into the community through the press and revamped many of our communication pieces to focus on members. Our team is stronger than ever and always here to assist our members.
I always want to hear our member’s concerns and what they need from us. As a membership organization, I know ultimately I am here to serve our members. Given that, we have restructured many of our committees to focus on our member’s needs and get legislators to hear their voice. Our focus for the future is jobs, growth and a pro-business agenda.
The economic partner of the Chamber, the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP), strives to bring new businesses, and therefore jobs, to our community. It is through their efforts that we have seen continued interest in our great area. The representatives visiting from prospective businesses have seen the high quality of life and low cost of living we enjoy here. Site selectors who visit are also mesmerized by the beauty of this community and consider these important features when making decisions about relocating
or expanding their business. Going forward, we hope to continue their efforts and work with local research universities to continue to attract business and investment in the Boise Valley.
In conclusion, the near future will be important years for our community and the Chamber. We will continue to strive to be one of the best Chambers in the nation and stand behind our members to make their businesses flourish. We hope you join us and enjoy the many benefits of membership and support of our mission.
Bill Connors, President & CEO
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce