I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday with friends, family and fireworks last week. Congratulations to the City of Santee on another successful Santee Salutes and to Riverwalk Grill for holding down their fort for the second year in Town Center Community Park. So much work goes into these large scale events and I really would like to take a moment to say “thank you” to everyone behind the scenes and those out front who go on payroll while we enjoy the fun.
While feeling grateful, I’d like to give a quick thanks to Travis Alegria at Sharp Business Systems. He has been participating on our Board of Directors for the past few years and supporting our Chamber through various events like our golf tournament and annual Awards Night. As Travis prepares to welcome his second child in the fall, he’s stepping away from some out-of-work obligations and leaving our board. We went out to lunch to chat about home life/work life balances and I had an opportunity to thank him for his invaluable input while he volunteered with our organization. He often came with insight when we needed guidance and expertise from experiences in other groups he’s served with. He brought a fresh approach in with a thoughtful attitude and he will be hard to replace. Although I’ll miss him in the board room, I appreciate Sharp’s overall commitment to the Chamber and I look forward to working more closely with some other staff members on their team and continue to have Travis’ support as the Chamber marches on.
Have a great week – see you all at tonight’s summer concert!