Leading the Way
Owner, Boone Insurance Associates
Chair, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
When I look forward to the future of our community, I see so many possibilities to positively impact our economy. Right now, the community in and around Eugene is on the cusp of measurable growth. How we choose to handle both the opportunities and challenges that this growth presents will determine our future and the future of those to follow.
This is why, when the Chamber asked me to step up to help lead a new vision for the business community, I was excited to participate. Strong Chamber leadership that brings local business professionals together to discuss how we do business in Eugene will position us for the best possible future.
I first became involved with the Chamber through the Young Professionals Network. It was an exciting way to engage as I was building my business, growing my family, and taking my place as an active leader in our community.
During my time with the Chamber, I’ve seen so many opportunities to help grow this community. Increasing living-wage jobs, bringing new industries into the community, and advocating for policies that are business-friendly have inspired me to continue to engage at a high level by serving on the board of directors.
What I see now is a community that is really trying to innovate. The partnerships and collaborations that are forming now are at the heart of some great changes to our local economy and workforce. By deepening our level of engagement with the work of the Chamber and its partners, it’s possible to create a great future for our community.
Achievable innovations to benefit our community appear endless, when we look at projects like the 20x21EUG Mural Project, the new riverfront developments, and numerous businesses startups that are thriving.
My hope is that enough of us will step forward to lead and give voice to the challenges and solutions that will position our community for success.
Thank you to the 2018 Chamber Visionaries:
Anne Marie Levis,
Funk/Levis & Associates
Boone Insurance Associates
Oregon Community Credit Union
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