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Daniel O'Marah
Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce President 2020-2021

We are living in an unprecedented time, and as such are forced to navigate some uncharted areas in our personal and professional lives. I have seen, and experienced, the miraculous ways people have raised to this challenging time, and I know that we will continue to rise and meet those challenges head-on this upcoming year. As California continues to see resurgence in coronavirus cases, businesses continue to struggle with what their "new normal" will look like. Hopes were high once we were given the green light to reopen, yet after only being open for a few weeks, some businesses were forced to close yet again. I imagine that for most businesses in our community, this has been incredibly frustrating. Like most, we at the chamber are also looking to find our "new normal" and ways to support our members.

The Santa Fe Springs Chamber is a strong, active and involved organization committed to providing service to your business and developing a prosperous, vital business community. This hasn't changed. We know you are having to problem solve for things you would have never imagined. Let us help you. Let us find our "new normal" together. I would love to hear from you. How can our chamber help your business during this pandemic? What are your biggest challenges? Our chamber is only as successful as the community that we serve. When looking for a new service, or even looking at ways to save on spending, remember to utilize the chamber's business directory. Some businesses offer member to member savings. Also, remember to keep your business profile updated on the chamber website as well. If you are not part of the chamber please reach out to us and let's discuss how we can help you by becoming a member. We are always looking for great people to help volunteer with the chamber too, so please let us know if that's something you are interested in.

Additionally, please don't forget to check in on yourself. It's important to make sure you are making time for yourself, whether it's just taking some time to catch a breath, or whatever yourself check is. You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first, so that you're prepared to face whatever other challenges you encounter along the way.

Thank you to Susan Crowell for a great year. I know that things didn't end the way you had hoped, but you were exceptional. I look forward to this year, and I'm confident that we have the perfect team to lead us all through this pandemic. We're in this together!

Daniel O'Marah
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