MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: Starting a new year of success and inclusion
Dear Chamber Family,
Can you believe that February is here already? With the arrival of February, there is much on my mind. In addition to the start of National Heart Awareness Month, the start of February means the beginning of Black History Month.
As the first black president of the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce, I cannot understate how much inclusivity is vital to myself and the chamber in this day and age. One of the chamber’s primary goals for 2021 is to promote equality of opportunity in both the business world and our overall community.
As you all probably know by now, the chamber’s motto since 2020 has been that we are Stronger Together, and inclusivity is essential to this philosophy. People often wonder what are the benefits to inclusion, and my answer is a simple one: that it helps with business retention and improves the quality of life.
As the president of the organization dedicated to economic and business prosperity, both my staff, your board of directors and myself want to create a business community that is friendly to people of all walks of life. By making League City and its surrounding regions a place that welcomes all, it will increase the amount of people who will see our region as a place to relocate and start businesses. These new businesses will create jobs, which furthers economic development, and improves the quality of life in our community.
To say we are Stronger Together means championing diversity and inclusion. As a black man and a Christian, I encourage all people to live by my philosophy of loving thy neighbor. Unity is everything in our community, and especially essential if we are trying to succeed in both our personal and business lives.
I am excited for what 2021 has to offer as we host many events that embody our embrace of diversity and inclusion. The chamber has great plans for this year and I feel that we are headed in the right direction as we make our chamber and business dreams a reality proving just how much we are Stronger Together.