Thank you for your support over the last year and we look forward to building the SACC back better. Here is what has happened since our last communication. 1. The SWWC/SACC Showcase event that connected students with businesses was a giant success. We had over 250 people attend the event plus we had 14 companies participate in the event. We feel many companies were able to make contact with potential future employees 2. The SACC parade was also a giant success. It is projected that over 5,000 people attended the event. The event could have not happened without 30 of you helpful volunteers. The Saline High School council is in the process of helping Santa answer over 500 letters. Now we turn our attention for 2022. We listened to what you said, and we used the survey results and comments to support the approach of building back the SACC better. The survey confirmed that the SACC focus/value proposition in 2022 should be the following areas: 1. Interest Capture: activities that would focus on creating programs of interest for companies that are currently members of the chamber as well as companies that are not members 2. Networking: activities that focus on helping local companies grow their business 3. Promoting: activities that will help member companies in fostering brand awareness 4. Educating: activities that will help with the professional development of our members 5. Outreaching: activities that will help promote the quality of life in the Saline Area As we build back the Chamber better in 2022, we need not only your financial support, but we also need your time and talent. We would like to add to our volunteer list and fill out the committees as we move towards a committee run organization. By doing this we can keep our cost down plus have better content within our programs. By serving as a volunteer/committee member will provide you the chance in provide you leadership opportunities plus a chance for you to build relationships with other member companies. The path forward over the next few months is as follows: 1. Please complete the attached renewal membership and return it to the chamber in the next 45 days. You can also go to the SACC Website to complete the form and pay by credit card 2. In January the chamber will provide several “meet and greet” opportunities to interact with our current staff plus the SACC board. During these sessions you will learn more about each of the committees and then determine where you could volunteer in 2022 3. In the first quarter of 2022 we will have our annual meeting and will celebrate 2021 and hear more about the great things that will happen in 2022. Thank you for your support over the last year and we look forward to your continued support in building the SACC back better in 2022.