Notes from the CEO
While having dinner with an old friend last night, I talked at length about my experience with the Metro Chamber’s Cap-to-Cap program. My poor friend couldn’t get a word in and at one point stopped me and said, “This sounds amazing. I haven’t seen you this excited in a while!”
It’s true. It’s been more than a week since we’ve been back in California’s Capitol and I am still riding high on the experience. I’ll admit I’m a little bit of a political nerd and being a public relations person means I’m not too far removed from my public affairs/ government relations colleagues. So, perhaps for me, the experience was pre-destined to be nothing short of incredible.
Being the largest advocacy effort of its kind in the nation, each and every elected official we met with was quite impressed by our show of numbers, let alone the strategic advocacy efforts. The group was full of top-notch business and community leaders who represented all business sectors from across the six-county region.
The feeling of unified purpose was contagious. Sharing a sense of civic pride with 300 strong and taking that civic pride across the country to do the work that needs to be done
to make sure our region continues to thrive was wonderful, inspiring, and humbling at the same time.
We are all so lucky to live in this region. We are lucky to be a part of such an amazing community. The Cap-to-Cap experience made me even more proud to live in Sacramento, to do the work that I do, and to do it alongside some of the most incredible, passionate, and intelligent people I believe to exist! We live in a special place and I look forward to doing more to help make sure everyone knows it.
Erica L. Taylor
Vice President, Communications Manager