#2 – Connections
By Tara Bitzan, Executive Director, Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Connections are important for the overall health and wellbeing of a business, an organization, a person, and a community!
Businesses and organizations gain from connections through increased clientele, sales, and support. For individuals, connecting with others can help with an overall feeling of self-worth and purpose. It can lower our stress, help us live longer, and decrease our risk of isolation and depression. To put it simply, connections are good for everyone!
That’s why one of the key focus areas of the Chamber of Commerce is on making connections. We connect consumers to local businesses that can provide the goods and services they are seeking. We connect businesses and organizations to resources and information that can help them grow, evolve, and thrive. We connect visitors to the many things to do and see in the lakes area. Every day we are making connections throughout the community and beyond in person, by phone, or email, on social media, or through the mail.
In addition, Chamber programming offers opportunities for members to make connections, build relationships, and form partnerships so they can build and expand their network and build their client base.
Making connections is important to us because we realize that we are better together!
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