Fellow Chamber Members,
As we move into the fall season, temperatures are cooling (finally) - but your HCC continues to heat up! The membership is growing at a rapid pace with 1,300 members in sight before year-end. Thank you for being a part and taking an active role in our organization to grow your bottom line. The time is now for business development, and your HCC team is focused on supporting this growth.
Earlier this month we had an enjoyable evening of networking built into our new format for State of the Chamber (our 71st year as an organization). The new format was a great success, with small businesses mixing and mingling with our sponsors and Board members. Both Chairman Tim Brooks and I outlined our strategic plan for the coming three years as to how we will keep our organization a personal place to do business. We also had a good laugh with "The Office" parody, dubbed "The Chamber" (view here).
Looking forward into October, we have the details set for our 3rd Annual Made in Henderson event, hosted by our Henderson Development Association at Nevada State College on October 20th.
Manufacturing is a big part of Henderson, our history and our business community, and this is a showcase event to talk about some of the products made right here in our City. That evening, we follow our local manufacturing panel with our H.D.A. Mixer - and there is an educational opportunity for those interested in learning more about how to conduct business internationally with the U.S. Commercial Services. Come be a part of this informative evening (register here
On October 25th we host an HCCF Community Day
effort combined with our monthly networking mixer at Eastside Cannery where we will be having an expo featuring our 501c3 members. This showcase will allow many of our great non-profit members who support vital missions in our community to mix and mingle with business owners, sponsors and Board members - allowing you and your business to get engaged with a local charity for the Holidays. Giving back is good business, and the HCC, through our Foundation, wants to connect you and your business with an opportunity for volunteerism and civic service. (register here
Lastly, make sure you register for the 17th Annual Economic Development and Small Business Awards
on November 10th at Green Valley Ranch. This can't miss event is great for networking and the perfect way to close out our busy fall season before the Thanksgiving break. (register here
Business Growth Through Personal Connections. Thank you for your membership and support. Let's keep growing.
Scott Muelrath, President/CEO
Henderson Chamber of Commerce