by Jenna Daniel
I am sad to say that this is my last week as an employee of the Chamber. While my time here was shorter than expected, it has certainly been an experience that I will cherish forever.
Getting to know all of the members and their businesses was one of my favorite aspects of working for the Chamber. The relationships I have built with so many of you will carry on long past my departure, and I am grateful that the Chamber brought me to so many awesome people.
To my lovely co-workers and boss: I will miss you ladies so much. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve spent countless hours outside of work together and we have built such a strong bond. I feel so blessed to have such a good relationship with all of you. You taught me so much about work ethic and what it means to be a team in a business setting. Your influence and mentorship have added an indefinite amount of value to my knowledge and skills, and I am so grateful. I will cherish your friendship and the amazing time we’ve had together forever. I love you all.
To my YoPros buddies: it’s been a ride, haha. From fowling to cocktail crafting to bocce to de-stressing, I would venture to say that we’ve just about done it all. Even though we struggled from time to time, we always got it together and kept on keeping on, and things always worked themselves out. I’m thankful to have been a part of this group, and I’m even more thankful for the friendships it brought me. You know who you are.
To our awesome members: it’s been an honor to serve you and your businesses. I have learned so much about small businesses, and each of you has played a vital role in that. I am thankful that I have so many new contacts and resources for any needs I might have in the future.
I’m thankful that I can look back at my time at the Chamber and have so many happy and fun memories. The many events, ribbon cuttings, Sterlingfest and everything in between were always a great time. I’m glad I got the opportunity to be a part of this community, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
While this is an extremely bittersweet goodbye, I’m thankful that it’s not forever. I’ll still be around and I hope to still make it to Chamber functions, and I’ve already got my name on the list as a Sterlingfest volunteer. You know you weren’t going to be able to get rid of me that easily!
All joking aside: from the bottom of my heart, I am truly grateful for everything the Chamber has taught me, for getting to meet and have a relationship with all of you and for being accepted into the Chamber family. I know that I will always have a feeling of home here.
Not goodbye, but see you later…