Dear IMA members, Future members and Guests,
Thank you all for your support and the confidence you have shown in electing me as your President for the upcoming year. As my first official act, I would like to thank Jim Smith, our Immediate Past President, for presiding over the roller coaster year that we have all been through. In spite of the COVID-19 restrictions , he was able to guide us through pivoting from in-person meetings to setting up our very own virtual platform that not only allowed us to have our educational meetings, but enabled us to have networking sessions as well.
CDC and NYS guidelines have been relaxed to the point that we hope to start having our dinner meetings in person, starting with the September dinner at the Mansion in Oyster Bay.
I look forward to being able to see everyone in person. I believe our Chapters Monthly Dinner meetings will be even more vibrant then ever as the LI business community has such a pent up demand to get out and see one and other. I anticipate our monthly meeting to have even larger crowds than ever before.
Part of what has always made our chapter so successful is our informative and entertaining educational events. We are currently in the midst of our planning sessions to ensure that our members and guests have relevant and interesting topics on a monthly basis.
As a Board we have started a few new initiatives in order to serve our members better. We have added some student and young professional associate board members and will be calling upon them to help us get our message out to our members and guests through social media.
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These have been incredibly challenging times and I know we as an organization will come out of this even stronger than before due to the support of our loyal IMA members and guests. We have an exceptionally talented and dedicated Board of Directors who work tirelessly to improve our organization and to help better the LI business community.
Our next event is on July 27th, a virtual breakfast meeting discussing..................
I am looking forward to seeing everyone in person at our September 14th Dinner Meeting.
Stay Safe and have a wonderful summer. Look for our educational calendar soon so you can mark your calendars.
President, IMA Long Island Chapter