MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD
“Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement”
It is my honor to serve as Chair of the Board for the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce. For 110 years, the Oxnard Chamber has served as a catalyst for business growth, as the convener for leaders and influencers, and the champion for stronger communities.
Our team, in concert with our nearly 500 members, works to promote the business and economic well-being of our diverse community to benefit enterprises, big and small, through advocacy, services and education, business exposure, and promotional opportunities. Our main objectives are to: represent the interest of business with government; encourage a strong local economy; promote the community; advocate political action and provide promotional opportunities and networking for our members.
One of my favorite programs offered by the Chamber is the Oxnard Leadership program. Growing local leaders to serve on boards, committees, and potentially serve as elected officials, is one of the most important tasks we as a community have. I’m proud of the high-quality leadership series our Chamber has developed and would encourage you to consider enrolling employees in this worthwhile program.
Participants in the Oxnard Leadership program receive a comprehensive overview of the Oxnard area – its realities, opportunities and challenges. Sessions move to various locations throughout the Oxnard area and provide students with a unique opportunity to meet key business and government leaders who play integral roles in the region by way of tours, panels, and speakers. Class speakers address, not only the facts, but also perspectives, challenges, and opportunities in highly interactive sessions. (For more information, please call 805-983-6118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
I would encourage you to reach out to me with any suggestions, questions or ideas you may have that would benefit our business community. I look forward to working with each of you in the months ahead.