On Friday,November 19th we had much to be thankful for.With a wonderful potpurri of friends and guests during our third anniversary dinner and awards presentation.
Many of you missed it and I hope next year you are there to share in the events and successes as a chamber and as business contributor of the community.
We were graced with an alliance signing with the Deputy Director of the SBA Mr.Gilbert Colon , our guest speaker full of inspiration and a never giving up attitude during the toughest of times Mrs. Patsy Feliciano / Diversity Head at USF and we were graced with the presence of the Honorable Mayor Gow Fields of the City of Lakeland along with City Commisioner Justin "Coach" Troller!
Awards went out to:
- Sponsor of The Year - MidFlorida Credit Union
- Innovator of The Year - PolkHispano.com
- Business of The Year - Events by Joann
- Non for Profit for The Year - Communidad Viva
- Community/Multicultural Outreach for The Year - StateFram
- Educator of The Year - Florida Technical College
Give thanks this thursday , because this economy is not the easiest to deal with.But the commitment we have to help in all we can is there and I give thanks for a banner 2010! My suggestion is - re-evaluate your mission as a company and adapt to the changes in this country and be all that you can be to your company,your staff,yourself,your community,your peers,your customers and most importantly to "YOUR CHAMBER".
God bless and God speed this Holiday Season.
Ana Rivera - President / Owner & founder
Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Polk County