Many moons ago, I was a member of the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce. I still keep in touch with many of the folks I met then and love photographing their families. Last April, I had this nagging feeling it was time to go back. And I can honestly say I don’t know where I would be right now if I hadn’t re-joined.
As an Exeter NH Chamber of Commerce Photographer and member, I’ve met SO many people that are supportive, caring, giving of their time, happy to help, and ready to refer me.
At the very heart of that group, are the three magnificent ladies that run the chamber. President Jen, Director of Member Partnerships Bobbi, and Marketing and Events Jessica. (sounds kind of like a line of professional barbies.. we should make those!)
When I say the heart of the group, I truly mean it. Bobbi has been with the chamber, and a huge supporter of me, for nearly a decade. Jen & Jessica are new since I’ve been back, but I can’t imagine this group with out them!
Upon my return, Bobbi immediately pointed me in the direction of Lisa Keslar, who was running the small yet mighty women’s business circle. A group of women supporting women who met twice a month to learn new things and network.
That group grew and grew and grew some more. We’re now nearly double in size and require a leadership committee, of which I was asked to be on. And I’m honored to be a part of.
There’s no shortage of opportunity for growth in the Chamber. I can say with full conviction that had I not come back, I might not still be a full time photographer.
Thank you ladies, for taking me in and helping me shine. And thank you for the opportunity to take your photos and show the world, if only ever so briefly, how you shine, too!
Exeter NH Chamber of Commerce Photographer by Melissa Koren Photography. You can see more of my work online at melissakoren.com and also on Facebook and Instagram! If you’d rather contact me directly, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!