My membership with the chamber has been very helpful to me in many ways. First, by attending the monthly luncheon forums I have become more knowledgeable about the events and issues that affect the business community. Through the forums I have also become acquainted with people and businesses I would not normally have met. Second, by participating in the Ribbon Cutting ceremonies I get to know the new businesses in town. That has been helpful both professionally and personally. Third, by serving on the chamber board and by helping staff chamber events I have become good friends with many business and political leaders in the community who also work behind the scenes at chamber events. Working with the chamber has been personally fulfilling for me.