President's Forum

Happy New year everyone!

I hope this finds everyone healthy to start the year. First, I would like to thank everyone for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your President for 2018. I would also like to thank Vito Pianello and all of the prior Officers, Board of Directors and Past Presidents for their service. Additionally I would like to thank David Galli for serving as our Chairman for 2018.

Last year was a great year for the Chamber. We had a great golf outing, which lead to a substantial amount given in Scholarship. We had a great Festa Della Lira and we welcomed many new members. We look forward to those events having a great 2018 as well. Your participation in these great events will make that happen.

This year we will focus on new membership growth, as always, so PLEASE refer your Italian friends to our group. We also want to provide more “value” to your membership by growing your referral network and, hopefully, helping your business grow. We will be trying a few new networking events in 2018. I hope that you will participate in those events.

Please get involved as a member/participant on one of our many committees, as well as the Networking committee and help shape our future. Our Chamber is only as great as you make it! Please contact myself or Debbie to volunteer. Remember our email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lastly, please keep in mind that our 100 year anniversary is coming in 2019. Please reserve October 19, 2019 for this special event being held at the Detroit Athletic Club. We will keep you updated as all of the details come out.

Thank you,
David Lazzara, CPA


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