As 2020 comes with a roar, I am looking forward to our upcoming year.  It is always a good feeling to hit the New Year off and running.  Thanks to Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) and the surrounding counties’ Economic Development organizations, our January 16 Kick-Off Luncheon did just that.  With a room of close to 100, Matt Hurlbutt, President & CEO of GRE, presented to us the great strides that have been made in bringing businesses and new jobs to the Greater Rochester Region. 
Additionally, it was our first meeting with our new Board of Directors.  Seeing “the new generation” of Commercial professionals makes me excited to see the great ideas that are to come.  I am so thankful to the many professionals who have served on the Board for years (and years …).  They truly have laid solid ground for the 2020 Board Members. 
Our Board of Directors consists of:  TJ Cashette, Pete Gillett, Harry Gleason, Christopher McCarthy, Chris Passero, Dara Rennert, Carly Rohlin, Eric Whitlock and myself.
On a final note, now that we are well into 2020, we are working on our many programs and events that we have planned.  Our Committee members volunteer to bring us the best every year.  We are looking for Committee members on our Golf, Education and Membership Committees, but we would love volunteers on our other Committees --  Scholarships & Awards, President’s Dinner and Events.
Please reach out to a Board member if you think you may want to volunteer for any of these.  I know, for me, being on some of these Committees has been a great way to meet members, and by meeting members, I was able to do more business. 
So, I personally invite you to check out one of our Committees today!