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Two weeks made a difference

Posted by: Ben Haskew on Monday, March 3, 2014
The 125th Annual Meeting of the Greenville Chamber is in the books and it goes down as one of few that have been rescheduled due to weather (at least in recent memory).  We certainly appreciate all our sponsors, presenters, award recipients, program participants and members for adjusting their schedules to attend. Over 1,100 heard Jim Clements, new president of Clemson University, deliver an important address about the strong relationship between Clemson and Greenville.  Those of us that met Jim for the first time that evening were struck with his easy-going nature but also his command of Clemson’s strengths and importance to the Upstate region as well as the State of South Carolina.  We thank him for accepting our invitation and look forward to a long relationship. We said thank you to Luanne Runge as outgoing chair of the Chamber Board but we know she won’t go far.  Luanne has been deeply involved in the Chamber for ten years and will chair the Chamber Foundation Board in 2014.  We are off and running with Tim Reed as chair for 2014.  Planning underway now will set the course for the Chamber over the next five years as Market Street Services helps us look at economic strategies for the future and we will be looking at our broader program of work needs as well. So, we congratulate again all those honored at our Annual Meeting and we thank all of our sponsors for making such a huge event possible.  We appreciate the hundreds of volunteers who participate in the Chamber each year that make this organization not only one of the largest in our state, but one of the most effective.


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