A Letter From the Chairman

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The Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce (GCCC) Directory and Resource Guide, along with the Chamber website, provides information about Chamber members and their products and services. Chamber members understand the importance of supporting member businesses and are committed to seeing our community grow.

As we look back over this past year, we are thankful for not only the growth to the greater Cleveland area, but for the growth in our Chamber membership. During a time when many Chambers around the country are experiencing stagnant or declining membership, the GCCC continues to grow, with a 15% increase in 2017. Much of this growth and success is the result of committed members consistently working alongside the Chamber staff and board of directors with a common goal: to enhance economic and social growth. Our Chamber volunteers are dedicated to promoting Chamber activities and making a difference in our area. Communicating with our members is paramount and we pride ourselves on maintaining an up-to-date website, Facebook page, and communication process through our Chamber emails.

We are very excited about 2018 as we work to provide new opportunities to engage our member businesses and bring more visibility to our community. There is no better way to make contacts with other area businesses than by networking through the Chamber. Regardless of your business profile, the goal of the Chamber is to help you succeed while building strong relationships within the community.

Your new Board of Directors is energized and excited about achieving new milestones in 2018. Nothing is more important to the Chamber Staff, Board, and Members as their commitment to marketing the products and services of our members.

I am honored to serve as the 2018 GCCC Board President and Chairman and look forward to helping move the Chamber forward.

Melissa Rae Lanier
President & Chairman of the Board of Directors