I would like to take this time to personally thank all the 195 Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber members that I worked with from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2016. The many Williams civic and community organizations that donated many hours to our community, events and whenever just called upon to help they were there.
Special thanks to Williams Chamber Ambassador creator and Clean & Beautiful lead Carol Glassburn. She is truly a gem of the community and taught me how to run one heck of a parade.
As an era came to an end, it was with heavy heart that I witnessed the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber dissolve. A difference of opinions and a few individuals felt the chamber no longer had a purpose, had an agenda or carried it out.
Sadly it was those chamber members that took pride in belonging to the organization, some since the beginning, that were not even given the opportunity to express their opinion until after the chamber dissolved.
The city of Williams did what was necessary and kudos for the decisions that needed to be made and to continue with the marketing and advertising expertise of Heather Hermen and Front Burner Media. I had the pleasure of working with Heather for many years at the chamber.
Time changes everything and everyone keeps telling me change is constant. We were truly a very unique chamber that had many roles in the community.
One thing for sure is that this great town where I was born and raised will never give up. May the chamber come back one day and promote its members, businesses and community as a chamber should.
I am very fortunate to be employed still and to continue promoting the city of Williams, businesses and local events to our tourists.
Pimi P. Barrozo-Bennett