Dear Colleagues,
This is my final issue of the Business Review as Editor-in-Chief. For the last two years as The Chamber’s VP of Communications and Programs, I have had the pleasure of working with you, our members, to develop and provide submissions to our digital platform, and I thank you for your support and hard work. I am grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to serve in this role. It truly has been a privilege to be part of the efforts to bring information to our members. I have said this before, but I have always been impressed and inspired by our community. Your civic engagement, done with so much passion and dedication, has made my job a pleasure.
We have worked together to provide a high-quality publication that has included local and national news, member updates and FYI’s, as well as opportunities for learning about regional members and issues and finding ways to “Help Business Succeed.” Looking back, we have made some great changes to the BR. We have revised it to match the needs of our members, and let me assure you that the effort to continually perfect the newly digital format which will evolve to bring more opportunities for sales and exposure to your business. Please contact Char to get your advertising in as the opportunities get better and better each month. Take the BR with you everywhere through your mobile device! The BR content is now hosted by Readz which is optimized to ensure superior ranking results from Google, Bing and other search engines. This was a thoughtfully considered decision to increase the reader experience as well as our visibility. With relevant and high-quality content, Readz will help take our publication to the next level. Google has ranked Readz at 93, and 84 for mobile. Let’s work together to provide only the best and most relevant information for our community. Send your feedback to business@medfordchamber.com
Once so new to the Rogue Valley and so out of my urban element, I couldn’t have imagined a better experience. (Ok maybe just one or two - I do regret not making more time for nature and happy hours!) But early in my time living here, the community opened its arms and has continued to give me countless wonderful experiences and friendships. It takes a lot to work at The Chamber – each of us wears many hats, but I know we do it because of you and your commitment to this community. I feel lucky to have been part of this organization, to work with such an incredible team, a dedicated and hardworking board of directors, and the best volunteer staff and Ambassador team I have ever had the pleasure to work with. As I pursue new opportunities, this community will remain an important part of my heart. Until we meet again, with deep appreciation and affection, Renatta Tellez
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Renatta Tellez Editor VP, Communications and Programs The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County www.medfordchamber.com
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