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Become part of chamber family

Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Here is you’re to do list: Take a deep breath and think about all the things you have to be thankful for and make sure those who have been involved in making you happy have been thanked.

Sunday is Mother’s Day, a time to say “thank you.” Make sure to give mom a hug and say the words she has always longed to hear: “Mom, I made you dinner and I also cleaned my room.” OK, maybe those aren’t the first words she has longed to hear, but they go great with “Thank you and I love you.”

For me personally, my siblings and I will be spending our first Mother’s Day without our mom, Margaret McCotter. She will always be in our hearts.

Moms look after their children by making sure they are reaching their goals, playing nice with others, being respectful of those around them, participating in events, motivating them to be successful, and making their family proud.

In a way, my job as Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO is like being a mom. Like a mom, I am proud of our 300 members, and I am very thankful to be part of the Huntley chamber family.

Why you should join a chamber? Because we need you! We need your services, your end product, your leadership, your strength, your compassion, your ability to help others in need, your success, your growth, your employment opportunities, your educational direction, and your history of being able to stay active and profitable. We want you to take ownership of being part of a business organization within your community.

Join a chamber and be recognized as part of the business community. Whether you are a small business or large multimillion-dollar corporation, the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce needs you and I hope you will find value in being part of our chamber family.

• Rita Slawek is president and CEO of the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at 847-669-0166.

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