The New Year is bringing some big changes for the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, from revamping bylaws, defining job descriptions, and bolstering benefits to members and sponsors.
"One of our most important and immediate tasks is to address the upcoming election of new Board of Director members," said current Board Chairman Tom Payne. Although new nominees won't come before membership until June, Payne said the chamber is anxious to start the selection process. "We want to start now as we will be making some changes to the process, including more opportunities for participation from members."
In addition to procedural changes, the chamber is also undergoing a physical make over with a remodel of its meeting room.
"We've talked about it for years and we're finally getting it done," said Payne. With what he calls a "creative use of space", Payne is looking forward to a little more elbow room and not having to crawl over other members or under tables to navigate through meetings.
"I can't thank the Board of Directors, office staff, and volunteers enough, or express to you how hard they are working and how much they are accomplishing on behalf of our community," said Payne.
Among those lending a hand on the remodel were United Disposal, Hunts Building Center, KT Interiors, Lowes of Prescott, and chamber volunteer Glen Kowacz.
For more information on the chamber, including the upcoming Citizens Academy, visit www.chinovalley.org or call 928-636-2493.