Andrea De Leon addresses Chamber

The new executive director for the Highland Area Chamber of Commerce got a standing ovation from about 50 people at her official introduction to Chamber members at the monthly Chamber luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

A Highland resident, Andrea De Leon expressed appreciation for the opportunity, and said it will fit in well with her regular job of offering public relations and business consultation.

“People who want to belong to the community should support the community,” she said. The best way to do that is to belong to an organization like the Chamber of Commerce.

“We can help you,” she told the mixed audience of business, government and nonprofit organizations. “Help us help you.”

Survey forms were passed out to find out how the Chamber can best help its members.

The Chamber also had its annual silent auction of Christmas trees decorated by Chamber members. Nine entries were auctioned off in a Chamber fundraiser.

The next fundraiser will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Chamber office when Santa will be available for digital pictures at $10 per photo.

The next Chamber meeting will be the quarterly Chamber breakfast Dec 12 at 7:30 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church.

There will be no Chamber lunch in December because of the Christmas holidays.

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She definitely deserves that standing ovation for feeling the need to come up with this initiative to help the community. From regular laymen to business owners, everyone could use an extra pair of hands regardless of the situation that they are in. Knowing that there would be someone at the end of their struggle is a chance to breath a sigh of relief.


I'm very interested to find out exactly what she said at that address now! I'm sure that a lot of business owners struggle to find that kind of leadership quality in their own companies and I'm sure that I could learn a thing or two about how to find solutions and motivate my employees at my self storage facility through her example!

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