Chamber welcomes in the holiday season
December 21, 2010
Happy holidays to all members from your chamber. We hope this column finds you busy and preparing for the holidays and all the business that comes along with them.
The snow birds are definitely here and out and about. This much needed increase of business is a huge welcome to us all. This has been a very slow year with the economy and oil issues for a small island such as ours, and now is the time to make up for lost revenue. The holidays are a joyous time of the year bringing family and friends closer together and the start of our season. All this can put smiles on our faces, knowing that with family and friends around, things will always be good. Please enjoy the holidays reflecting on the good, decorating, shopping, parties and most important, spending time with your family.
Your chamber board has continued to work hard spreading the word that our island is the best hidden jewel in the world and a must place to visit, offering all aspects of paradise. There are many things going on in every area of commerce, and your board is on top of it all.
The year is coming to an end and elections are fast approaching. If you would like to run for a board position, please contact Lisa at the office so you can be placed on the ballot. Being a board member is hard work and time consuming, but very rewarding , knowing that you are making a difference in our community. Don’t forget that we are here for you and are willing to help in any way we can. Please let us know what we can do for you and how we can support your business. Several ideas that members have submitted for improvements at the Welcome Center have been put in place, with favorable reviews by our visitors.
The chamber would like to welcome our new members:
— Alesco Data Group: Linda Valyo, account executive, Fort Myers 277-7535
— Cambio Dermatology: Drs. David and Andrea Cambio, Bokeelia 282-8411
— Extremicare Pest Solutions: Dick Constanzo, Cape Coral 242-0406
— Island Avenue Beauty: Judy Youshock, Matlacha 570-383-3900
— Pine Island Animal Clinic: Drs. Trevor Singer and Kendra Techeira, 283-1244
— Pine Island Sailing: Capt. Chuck Koucky, Pineland 410-2852
— Shattuck Island Gas: Don Shattuck 322-6519
Please add these new members to your list of businesses here on Greater Pine Island and show your support of them.
I would like to send you a warm happy holiday to you and your family. Have fun, enjoy family, be safe, and God bless.