The September McKinleyville Chamber mixer was hosted by Blue Lake Casino this past Thursday in its Sapphire Palace. Community members and business owners gathered for the monthly networking event. I had the pleasure of introducing my successor, Cyndi Bainbridge.
Bainbridge is a long time McKinleyville resident, member of McKinleyville Lions and the Federated Women’s Club as well as an ambassador for the chamber.
She is also a 2017 recipient of the chamber’s highest honor: the Azalea Award which was presented by past recipients to her and Bob Wainwright at the annual awards dinner.
Previously I announced that I will be resigning as the chamber CEO to pursue a local business opportunity. I will remain in the area and serve the community, just in a different capacity. I plan to transition to a seat on the Board of Directors as I am proud of the accomplishments that the board and I have been able to make for the businesses and community.
I want to continue to be a part of McKinleyville’s growth and progress. It makes my transition much easier knowing that the chamber will be in good hands.
I want to thank everyone for their support of myself, the chamber and all of our projects, programs and events. I look forward to working with Cyndi, the board and the community in this next phase of the chamber.