West Orange Chamber of Commerce Facilitating Opportunity
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Tue, December 18, 2018

Wrapping up a successful 2018

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By Joe Alarie, WOCC Chairman

It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another successful year of building business and facilitating opportunity at the West Orange Chamber.  The Chamber thrived in 2018, as we completed the Growth Matters campaign and building renovation, premier events were bigger and better than ever, and we advocated for causes that will positively influence our members and the business community. 

At the Member Celebration Brunch on December 13, I handed off the Chairman’s gavel to Tim Haberkamp, so this will be the last of my articles as the Chamber Chairman.  This wraps up an amazing and memorable stretch for me, as I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with such an important time of transition for the Chamber.  However, I am excited to welcome Tim to the Chairman’s role. He is a longtime board member and a fixture in West Orange County. The Chamber will continue to be in great hands under his leadership.

I would like to express my immense gratitude to those business leaders who give of their time and talents to serve on the Chamber Board.  During our Membership Breakfast we recognized a number of our board members who helped lead this organization over the course of this past year.  We also said goodbye to outgoing board members, including Keith Bradford, Tim Cook, Andrew Ngo and Dawn Willis.   We sincerely appreciate those board members for their service and dedication throughout their terms.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Chamber Team, I wish you all a wonderful holiday season as we look forward to a successful and happy New Year.  Merry Christmas!


Joe Alarie

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