March 2022 brought a tremendous gift to our community, businesses and the Chamber…..the color GREEN! In March, green usually signifies St. Patrick's Day. This year, the color green meant so much more – it signified “OPEN FOR BUSINESS”.
As I look back on the last two years since the pandemic started, I take a breath and can honestly say, “we made it”. For the chamber staff, board and volunteers, we used this time to reflect, re-evaluate and refine – to take a deep look at the Chamber, our membership, staff, benefits, programs and services . Out of this reflection, we renewed our mission: to cultivate community connections, advocate for business and facilitate growth, which is built around our Core Values: Commitment, Leadership, Integrity, Service and Passion.
Our community is moving into a rapid growth phase over the next 10-15 years. Over 55% of of west Fort Bend County acreage is undeveloped, which sends an open invitation to businesses far and wide to make west Fort Bend County their home. With the expected growth, the Central Fort Bend Chamber is working on many initiatives and partnerships to build programs and events that will not only add value to our community, they will add value to our chamber…YOUR CHAMBER. Connecting to our diverse and growing community and providing an opportunity for our businesses to network with and learn from others is the key to our success.
We are excited to see what 2022 has in store for the Chamber, our members and the central Fort Bend community. As always, we hope to remain the most valuable resource for you and your business. We look forward to working and growing beside you!
Kristin J Weiss, IOM
President | CEO