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The Business View – February 2018 / From the Chairman
To see how far Mobile has come in only a year has me excited about what the future has to offer this charming place we call home. The year has been filled with economic, legislative and small business successes. Our economy is continuing to diversify itself, adding a new market for startups and fostering budding entrepreneurs. We are seeing much-needed investment in the city’s and county’s infrastructure that will only make us more appealing to local and international investors.
None of this would be happening if not for the people here in Mobile. During the 2017 annual meeting, I talked a lot about participation – be it with the Mobile Area Chamber, or a nonprofit, or on a legislative issue that seems daunting on the surface. During the last year, I was lucky enough to be the fly on the wall watching passionate, hard-working and committed women and men put aside differences and agendas to come together to do what’s right for Mobile, and it’s working.
It’s easy to miss how one small action can have a large impact, which is why this year my eyes have been wide open watching, learning, participating. At the end of a fulfilling year, it’s hard to think my year as chair of this organization has come to a close. The Chamber staff knows I am committed beyond this next year. There’s even more to do.
Thank you everyone for the calls, visits, endless emails of encouragement and support for me in 2017. It has been an honor to work for you the last year, and thank you for your continued support for me personally, but most especially for your support of the Mobile Area Chamber.
2017 Chair, Board of Directors
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
President, Long’s Human Resource Services
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