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Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board

2014 is going to be an exciting year! I appreciate the opportunity to serve the business community as the Chairman of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Board for the upcoming year. I look forward to working with this year’s Board of Directors as well as other leaders in this community to ensure that we continue to provide high-quality business programs and services that help to promote our local economy, the success of our member companies and a strong community.

While our region is seeing a number of promising economic trends, for many this continues to be a time of business and financial uncertainty. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is working as a catalyst to support our local economy. It is our mission to promote a positive business environment in the greater Turlock area. Your Chamber continues to be a business advocate by focusing on member services, educational programs, cooperative partnerships and legislative advocacy. We work with the local business community, local and state government, the City of Turlock, CSUS, and other public and private organizations to make sure our members have all of the resources available to them in order to prosper. In doing so, we can continue to realize the opportunities and the history that surrounds us.

This year, the Chamber will focus on a number of economic development initiatives, establishing a regional consensus on advocacy for business, participating in community-wide efforts to secure and protect water for our communities, building our infrastructure and expanding economic opportunities. As always, the key to our success will be a unified business community working together to keep our economy moving in a positive direction.

Turlock is an amazing city and a great place to raise a family and run a business. It offers an outstanding quality of life and is a welcoming place where people can live, work, learn, shop and play. Our Chamber also is working to make our community healthier. It’s not only the right thing to do, it makes business sense too. While health care reform may improve access to services, we all continue to face escalating health care costs. In order to reduce these external cost pressures, we are working on well-designed, coordinated employee wellness initiatives that help prevent the need for more costly disease management and injury care. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is leading the way with creative new health care initiatives for member businesses.

Welcome to Turlock! Let us know how we can help your business to grow.

Sincerely,

Andrew Wigglesworth Chairman, Chamber Board President & CEO MedicAlert Foundation

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