Welcome to the year 2016 with the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries!
First, I would like to thank Mike Favazza, our outgoing Chairman of the Board, for his tireless efforts. Under his exceptional leadership, our organization saw a large jump in membership, a name change, the implementation of our five year plan, a plan to build our cash reserves, and the business mentorship program to help out struggling businesses. Job well done!
An introduction is in order for those of you I have not yet met. I am entering my 5th year on the Board of Directors, and am very excited to be the 2016 Chairman of the Board. I started Marcos Productions, Inc. in 1980 and do what I love, and love what I do. My wife, Karen, is the glue in our family unit of five children and two+ grandchildren. We live in O’Fallon and enjoy the businesses and hospitality that this thriving City offers.
In a few weeks our board will meet at our annual retreat to make plans for 2016. Without a doubt, these plans will include diversification and continued growth of our membership, as well as maintaining the quality of our meetings, events and networking opportunities. We will continue to foster our relationships with the City of O’Fallon, County of St. Charles, State of Missouri and Federal Governmental entities. We will accomplish these goals by sticking to our vision, mission and value statements.
In order to be a valued resource for our businesses, organizations, and residents, we need all of our members to be engaged in our vision. As always, our Board Members and Staff value your input. There is an open door policy, and we will always entertain new ideas to keep our organization moving forward. This year we are adding a new staff member, which will allow our already strong staff to serve you even better.
Looking forward to a fun and exciting 2016 serving the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Go forth and prosper. Remember, keep it in the O, keep it in the Co., keep it in the MO.
Chairman of the Board