August 3, 2020
Due to the disruption to the community, and the impact COVID-19 has had upon the business community with the related shutdowns, the board felt it was important to keep the stability of leadership for the Board of Directors into 2021. Local businessman Drayton McLane III has been re-elected as Chair of the Board for Temple Chamber of Commerce. McLane was first elected to the board in late 2017 and was elected to serve as Chair for 2020.
“Drayton was asked to serve an additional year, and he accepted without hesitation “noted Rick Kasberg, Chair of the Chamber’s Nominating Committee. “He is prepared to serve an additional year and lead the Chamber forward in our efforts to inform, educate, communicate and advocate for the business community.”
“Thank you to the Chamber Board for your confidence in me to serve again in 2021. I am looking forward to a better year as a community in 2021!” He also added, “This Chamber can be led with confidence knowing you have the wisdom and experience of the Chamber Board and the Chamber Staff to lean on.”
Other Board Nominations:
Elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term:
Highlights of 2020:
“COVID-19 has unexpectedly wreaked havoc upon all of us, but the Chamber staff has performed admirably to inform, educate, communicate, and advocate for business in the greater Temple community” McLane noted.
“The mission of the Temple Chamber of Commerce is to preserve, protect, and promote a business-friendly environment that is free of obstacles to growth and development. This has never been more important than today” McLane stated.
About the Temple Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Temple Chamber of Commerce is to serve the business community by preserving, protecting, and promoting a business-friendly environment, free of obstacles to growth and development. The Chamber provides a venue where business owners, leaders, managers and staff can connect, learn and grow, acts as a catalyst for an ever-changing and evolving business-friendly environment, and works to define and develop the Temple of 2025 and beyond.