Thanks to the many who made the chamber successful in 2011

By Jennifer Giering
Dearborn Chamber
of Commerce President

This time of the year I am mindful of all of those who contributed to another successful year here at the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce.

A special thank you to the staff who fills the chamber office with energy, creativity and enthusiasm. Peggy Richard, director of events, Renee Aloe, director of membership services and Joan Reed, market manager bring tremendous value and experience to this organization. Every day they work with passion to make the chamber a premiere business and community development organization. They seamlessly maintain daily operations of the organization while volunteering their time with other community organizations such as the Dearborn Goodfellows and the Dearborn Symphony.

The growing and dynamic membership of the organization is second to none. I thank the members for their commitment and investment to the chamber. Thank you for believing in this organization and for investing your time and resources. If you have attended an event, program, workshop, sponsored an event, volunteered, served on a committee or the Board of Directors, or sent us a note of appreciation of encouragement, we thank you.

I would like to specifically mention Eddie Fakhoury, executive director of the Dearborn Education Foundation, who has served at the chairman of the Board this past year. His outstanding vision, leadership and support guided us through the past year while positioning the chamber for growth in the years ahead.
Additionally, I would like thank you to those who have touched the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce in some way and supported us throughout the year. We look forward to serving all of you in 2012. May you all have a happy, safe, healthy and peaceful holiday season and new year.