- Published: Saturday, 18 January 2014 13:36
100 Years. Wow!
This year celebrates the 100th year of the start of this Chamber. Things over the century have certainly changed. We ride in cars instead of on horseback or in wagons. We commute to all parts of Southern California to and through our community instead of traveling only a short distance from home or work.
The way we do business and the need to communicate to the community and beyond about who we are and what we offer has not changed. Sure, we now multitask and communicate, advertise and reply upon e-mail, texting and social media to connect. But our need to do business has not changed.
This Chamber has spent the past 100 years promoting the benefits of locating businesses in Chatsworth. It connects its members within the business community, as a whole. It has been in the forefront of promoting the businesses in our community, which now includes Porter Ranch and the northwest San Fernando Valley.
We now enter the second century of our Chamber. It is an exciting time. We are growing in membership and in influence. This is an effort that cannot rest on its laurels, however. As we grow it is axiomatic that we in the Chamber we see more business. More businesses will be drawn to the area. It is a somewhat old cliché, but it becomes a win-win situation for us all.
There is a new Board and new officers for the Chatsworth/Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce. Get to know us. We will all endeavor to get to know as many Chamber members as possible. Our goal this year, 2014, is to increase our membership and to increase the presence and participation of manufacturing and larger businesses in our community and Chamber. Get involved! Join a committee. Come to the meetings. Come to the events and, by all means, express an opinion. Don’t be shy.
Our new century starts, NOW!
President, Chatsworth/Porter Ranch
Chamber of Commerce