It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is past and Christmas is almost here – where did this year go!
Each year that passes seems to have its own character – there are always challenges, and maybe a low point here and there, but more often than not, they are liberally sprinkled with many highlights which bring joy and gladness.
As we look back over these past twelve months, we know that it has been a full year. In this busy time of year, we encourage you to take a few minutes to count your blessings! We all have so much to be thankful for including our Chamber, community, businesses, family and friends, to name a few. Christmas is a time for reflection and a rejuvenation of hope for the future. May we always be ever mindful of the spirit of caring, sharing, love and generosity of the Christmas season; and do our best at all times as we seek to develop as an organization, improve the prosperity of our businesses and grow as individuals, contributing in whatever capacity for the benefit of the greater Compton community.
We are particularly aware that the success of the Chamber rest upon the valuable support of our members and the hard work of our committees who so generously volunteer and give of their time; so let us take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your wonderful support and dedication. Regardless of your current level of involvement, we challenge you to become more engaged with the Chamber in the next year. There is a direct correlation to the effectiveness of both the Chamber and your membership, and how involved you are in the activities and networking opportunities provided by the Chamber.
In the year 2020, the Compton Chamber of Commerce will be offering a series of business networking opportunities, seminars and workshops organized throughout the year. New for next year is our WELLNESS PROGRAM which will roll out in the first months of next year. In close co-operation with our new member "Comfort Keto", the Compton Chamber will introduce low-carb, pre-cooked, heat-to-eat KETOGENIC LUNCH BOXES at affordable prices to civil servants, working professionals and the members of the community in Compton.
We are always pleased to have your suggestions for events, especially if this is backed by a willingness to help make it happen! Please contact me to discuss your ideas and any other issues you would like to bring to our attention. The Chamber looks forward to your continuing support and encourages your active participation in our 2020 program which will be listed on the Chamber website as well as communicated to you via our Facebook page.
Compton is a vibrant city with a bright future – rich in heritage, with a thriving and innovative business community and much to be proud of. As Compton continues to grow and prosper, we are blessed to have industries and businesses that have succeeded for many years, and other stores and shops that are new to the area. With that in mind, please support our local businesses and shop locally.
On behalf of the Compton Chamber of Commerce, let me end by once again thanking you for your support and endorsement of our efforts, and pledge to work even more strenuously for you in the year ahead. We wish you a safe and very happy Christmas and a New Year filled with peace, joy, productivity and prosperity.
Dr. Lestean M. Johnson
President, Compton Chamber of Commerce