Thank You and Best Wishes
This is my last official communication to you as President & CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce before I retire in a few days.
It has been a great honor for me to work with you over the past 17 ½ years on behalf of our business community and region. The community is better because of the efforts of the Chamber and because of your support.
I’ll spare you from my reminiscences! Instead, let me return to a theme I’ve repeatedly shared with you over the years: Thank God for business and free enterprise. It is impossible to have a great country, state or community without a strong business sector. Every other element of society benefits from that.
I think you reflect the best and the brightest among us. You bring innovation, creativity and courage.
This has been a difficult year for most of you, outright hellish for some. Even so, there is a sense of gratitude and optimism in many of you. That’s why I have liked being around you for all these years.
I hope you stay involved. You amplify your voice and your influence when you band together through your local chamber of commerce.
Thank you for allowing me to be part of your world. I hope our paths cross in the future.