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December 10, 2019 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

Holiday Networking was the theme of our breakfast. Trey Powell with Mosquito Joe of Lake Murray, also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Institute, led the “FORD” exercise to help us break out of our comfort zone, successfully introduce ourselves and meet new friends. Trey and his wife Cindy are successful business leaders in the community; expanding their company into a new location on N Lake Drive and also being recognized as the second fastest growing Mosquito Joe franchise nationwide. The breakfast was delicious and learning about others Family, Occupation, Recreation and Dreams was a welcomed change to the normal agenda. We are very thankful to have shared this experience with each other as well as Senators Ronnie Cromer and Shane Massey.

We collected over $400 plus canned goods for Mission Lexington. Thank you to all who were prepared to give. Please feel free to drop by their office at 216 Harmon St, Lexington with donations of cash or food for needy families and also thrift shop items they could sale to support the mission.

Also thank you to Security Federal Bank for a sweet gift of cash and cookies. Ken Washburn, Security Federal Bank’s VP, shared how thankful he is for the relationships they have made with their clients as well as staff. Please feel free to check into their competitive business accounts.

Bryce Myers with the Lexington Technology Center shared how they are looking to partner with companies in order to best equip students going into the workforce. With the Perkins V Act more federal funding is accessible to increase access to high quality career and technical education for America’s students.

Thank you to Chamber Ambassador Alex Huggins, our Ambassador of the month. With the new approaching if you would like to work closer with companies and the chamber, please consider becoming a 2020 Ambassador. Also please do nominate companies and individuals who you feel deserve public acknowledgment for their hard work. Chamber Awards will be held February 18.

Dining on the Dam tickets are sold out but there are a few reserved for Sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring this amazing event, please let the chamber know. Connor Watkins revealed the Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center rebranding and logo of 2020. We are excited to reposition ourselves as the chamber that represents not only an amazing community of likeminded business leaders but also the Midlands and surrounding areas. Consider a rebranding effort for your company if you to better identify with your clients and feel confident in what your company represents. Thank you Splash Omnimedia, the pros who helped us refocus!

Otis Rawl shared his retirement plans for the end of June 2020, and the chamber will be beginning their process in January for replacement. We would like to recognize Otis for his hard work with the chamber. He will go out with a bang in his proud moments of doubling the chamber budget and becoming a Nationally Accredited Chamber this year. Thank you Otie!

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