If you’re reading this, you already have an interest in this fabulous community and its many unique people, organizations and businesses. Since my first introduction to the Topanga Chamber of Commerce, I knew I was in for a treat. This particular group is passionate, driven and a little on the wild side—all things I like.
Shortly after I was elected, I was sorting through the Chamber archives and discovered this little gem published in the Topanga Journal more than 60 years ago: “The Chamber is dedicated to the proposition of improving our community thru unselfish and cooperative action.”
What was true then, is true today.
My intention as Chamber president is to promote a spirit of collaboration within our community. I fully support the businesses, civic organizations and individuals in Topanga and its surrounding communities. As I work towards helping our members in realizing their goals through the resources of our Chamber, I ask in return that you help your Chamber by supporting our community in those endeavors that improve and protect the land, wildlife and deep-rooted culture of Topanga residents.
I heartily encourage civic participation among our Chamber members. Yes, it is a Chamber of Commerce and we are all in business. At the same time, I believe that it’s not always about our own financial bottom line. A membership in the Chamber is also about the social and ecological bottom line.
There is great value in maintaining and improving our community, personally and financially. We stand on the shoulders of those who went before and will strive to maintain the values of 60 years ago as the sturdy foundation of today’s Chamber as it practices “unselfish and cooperative action” within the community it serves.
As president, I want to hear what you have to say and hope that you’ll take every opportunity to contact me directly to discuss your ideas or suggestions.
– Jenni Billings, President | President@topangachamber.org