Message from the President Peter Bartuska

Message from Our President

It is such a gift to serve as the Greater Wellington Chamber President during the 2024-2025 term. When I became a member in 2018, I was amazed at how connected the business community was to each other and to the larger community.  While serving as a Chamber Ambassador for several years, and actively serving on the Board of Directors since 2021, I have come to see the opportunities for partnership within the community as such a bonus to living here. When we talk about connecting to the community, we talk about connecting where you live, work and play. I see the Chamber as something more than just businesses connecting and that has made my time with the Chamber so rich.  It really is about sharing life together in a variety of contexts.  I have come to understand the challenges of having a thriving business community as well as preserving the hometown lifestyle that Wellington provides. Both are important to maintain to be successful. 

The leadership of this chamber cares greatly about the Wellington community and is active in supporting local businesses and promoting small business owners. Our Executive Director, Michela Green, works hard to connect to the community through several events, such as Flavors, WinterFest, and the annual Health & Wellness 5K. We have several committees that are focused on promoting small business, philanthropy, and wellness in our community.  These events and committees are such a great glimpse of what it is to be “better together”, which has been a hallmark of my time in Wellington since moving here in 2013. 

In closing, if you are an active member or considering membership, we have several ways for you to connect and hear about all the exciting things happening in the Greater Wellington area. Our monthly luncheons are a great way to network with other local business owners and hear from local leaders.

I look forward to a successful year ahead and getting to know all of our members both old and new.

 

Sincerely,

Peter A. Bartuska