Hello Chamber Membership,
As we approach the Holidays, I want to let you all know how we at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce appreciate what you, as businesses, provide for this community. Business is the lifeblood of Jackson Hole, and more than ever, we need to advocate for businesses and provide resources and support for the interests of that lifeblood. We value and thank you for supporting our advocacy at the local, state, and national levels. Your membership provides the resources that allow us to champion the business community's interests.
As we continue to navigate some of the most challenging issues facing business in Teton County and move up from our physical needs and maintaining our lives, human beings realize they need a more fulfilling life beyond breathing, drinking, eating, and working. There is a need for society—a need to be part of something bigger than themselves.
Even those who don't think they need others ultimately learn that nothing is done in a vacuum. We all need each other in one way or another, and there's nothing better than having a place for different societies of like-minded people to gather and belong.
The Chamber is our place, and Commerce is what's on our mind. We're here for love, belonging, and inclusion in something bigger than our individual businesses or industries. It's so much more than networking. It's serving, protecting, and promoting the environment and the community we love and belong to. Without this place, commerce has nowhere to formally gather beyond a coffee shop.
We are the local Place of Business, a place businesspeople need so they can do together what they can't do by themselves. We are unwavering in our commitment to improving the health of the business community and the community, and we see that the two are inextricably linked.
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is here to fill that need, and our support for the businesses has never been stronger.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, your staff, and your families.
Rick Howe, IOM
President / CEO
Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce