President’s Weekly Update: February 3
February 3, 2021
Members of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce:
This week we saw continued progress in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in San Angelo. We are continuing to see a downward trend in all key metrics including positivity rate, active cases, and hospitalizations. The testing regime continues to produce results quickly and the roll out of the vaccinations is proceeding very efficiently. Our continued work to adhere to the CDC guidelines and to observe local regulations is paying off. Let’s continue to work together to get through the final phase of the pandemic. We are near the end and so let’s continue to do what we have been doing.
Ticket sales for the new United flights operated by SkyWest Airlines to Houston have begun Published rates are $169.00 per person, round trip for the weekends and $199.00 per person, round trip during the week. The airline will provide twice-daily service on modern 50-passenger commuter jets. Our support for this service will ensure that we will continue to have this great option when we travel by air. We encourage everyone to book and to book often!
One of our Chamber staff has received national recognition. Michael Looney, Vice President of Economic Development, has been named one of the top 50 economic development professionals in North America. To achieve such a distinction for someone supporting a town of our size is truly remarkable. The award was made by Consultant Connect – one of the leading organizations that brings together economic development professionals with site selectors on a global basis. Please join me in congratulating Michael Looney for a job well done!
We are pleased to continue to roll out a new membership service - the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce Info Hub! The Info Hub will be your landing page for all things Chamber - membership and contact management, billing and finance, event registration, advertising, and so much more. We are pleased to see that many are taking advantage by registering for the new service. If you haven’t done so already, please do so today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always here to assist you all through this process so please reach out should you need any support!
The planning for our 105th Annual Banquet is in full swing. The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 4 at the First Financial Pavilion. Sponsorship opportunities are still open and sponsorship levels can be viewed by clicking here. Be sure to purchase your tickets here before Thursday, February 18. With a roaring twenties theme, this year’s Annual Banquet will be better than ever. Capacity will be limited so get your tickets early!
This year we are rolling out a full calendar of events and services for our community conducted in full compliance with CDC guidelines and in consistency with our local rules and regulations. Our February Membership Luncheon will feature an update from Goodfellow Air Force Base. Capacity will continue to be limited so click here to purchase your tickets!
The results are in for January and we are pleased to report that we have had nine consecutive months of net membership growth at the Chamber. We warmly welcome all who have joined us during these challenging times. We look forward continuing to get to know you and your businesses. We encourage all our membership to attend a membership orientation meeting. Even if you have been a member for a long time, we are constantly adding new programs and services so its important to keep up to date in order to take fullest advantage of all of your chamber benefits. If you know of a business that is interested in joining our outstanding chamber family, please let us know and we will reach out.
We have been through a challenging time together. We are nearing the end of this pandemic and we are coming out of it better and stronger than ever. This year is shaping up to be an awesome year!
Stay safe and keep well. We deeply appreciate you all.
President and CEO
San Angelo Chamber of Commerce
Personal Cell: (321) 474-1332