• Santee Chamber Weekly Update 23FEB23

  • Hello Santee!


    Last week I was able to spend a few days across the street from our beautiful state capitol in Sacramento. It has become my favorite time to connect with peers in my industry as we gather for CalChamber’s Western Association of Chamber Executives Conference each winter. Almost 400 chamber employees gather to take on exciting information in the most beneficial professional development courses in the west. Here I was able to reconnect with industry leaders I am lucky enough to call friends, serve on the planning committee which organizes this conference, facilitate a class, teach on a panel in a class, and cultivate relationships that allow me to continue growing in a job I love. I entered my second year on their Emerging Leaders Council and continue to be the only chamber CEO in San Diego county with my Accredited Chamber Executive accreditation from their organization. 


    I am so thankful to have a Board of Directors who value professional development and continue to invest in my education for our community. And fun fact, while there, I ran into Andrew Hayes, District Director for Senator Brian Jones who serves us in the 40th Senate District. Neither stop working for a better place to conduct local business, provide education and give all constituents a smarter California.