This is the time of the year to reflect. If you have the time that is. It is also the time of the year to give thanks for all that we have. One thing I am eternally thankful for is the support the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce receives from our volunteers.As we prepped for our annual board retreat, we looked at a number of things that we do operationally, including the number of events we put on and the number of committee meetings that we hold. I was startled that that combined number is nearly 300! That is more than one event or committee meeting every work day for the entire year.
Those numbers really underscore the need for volunteers. I have said many times we could not do what we do without our volunteers.
That’s really the truth. We are blessed to have so many people who take time out of their already busy days to help us out.
For the last three years we have held a “thank you” event in December and invited everyone who has helped us during the year. It is very informal. No checking people in – no speeches – just a simple “Thank You”. I think that it is the least that we can do for a group of folks who tirelessly support our efforts.
And because it cannot be said enough: Thank you!
Bill Allen, President/CEO Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce