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President's Welcome

Dear Chamber Member,

I am very privileged to be serving as the current president of the South Suburban Chamber. As the region continues its outstanding development and growth, the Chamber continues to support the new and expanding businesses in Oak Creek, Franklin and the surrounding communities.

In the past year, the Chamber has continued to grow its membership base through one-on-one contact and social media, networking breakfasts, lunches and business after hours events.

We’re also listening to members and developing services and offerings to meet their business needs:

— The Manufacturers’ Council and its Heavy Metal Tours, held at the ECAM Center at MATC each October, offers high school students the opportunity to learn about great careers in manufacturing.

The Chamber sponsors annual State of the Cities programs with the mayors of both Oak Creek and Franklin.

— The Annual Legislative Update with the region’s state representatives gives the members a first-hand report on the activities in state government.

These initiatives, among many others, help strengthen our position as a regional Chamber, now in our 15th year.

Our focus for the future of the Chamber is in the growth of the number of renewing members; developing new members; and expanding the number of Chamber offerings.

Our growth is not only in our ever-expanding membership, but also in its growing list of benefits. In addition to our networking opportunities, the ABLE lunches and business after hours events with five other Chambers, the annual awards dinner and the summer golf outing, we are growing the number of ribbon cuttings, legislative meetings and volunteer opportunities for our members.

Check out our website at for more information on our many events and activities.

As we move forward, the mission statement of the Chamber provides us with a clear direction: The South Suburban Chamber is a business organization whose purpose is to promote the interests of our members and to enhance the regional business climate, economy and community.

As we celebrate the businesses that continue to enrich our community, we challenge each other to make our business community stronger, healthier and better.

Jerry Richie

Jerry Richie

2016-2017 Chamber President

NUCOR Cold Finish Wisconsin, Inc.

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