Message from the Board Chair

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.- H. Jackson Brown



How many of us say we don’t have enough time? Or, that we would do “x” if we “just had more time”? I know that I am guilty of that, and must too be reminded that often lack of time is more an issue of lack of time management.

Time management becomes even more important as a business owner/operator/manager. A dictionary defines time as "the point or period at which things occur." And in business, there are essentially three types of ways to spend time: thoughts, conversations, and actions (per Entrepreneur Magazine). Keeping that in mind, I try to manage the time I have by scheduling time to think and time to act (and of course time to converse!). How do you manage time?

The Chamber has many events coming up, so we will all be practicing time management so we don’t miss out. The Student Awards Luncheon, held May 21st, is one of my favorite general lunches of the year. Please join us to come hear some of the amazing accomplishments our outstanding youth are engaged in, as well as our keynote speaker Brendan McLaughlin’s thoughts on citizenship and engaging with the community. The Fourth of July celebration planning is also in full swing, and it’s not too late to help us “Light Up the Sky” via sponsorship. Help us keep the Temple Terrace fireworks tradition alive!

As always, I am grateful to board members, committee chairs and members, and chamber members who choose to give so much of their time to help make the Chamber so successful. I am also grateful to all of those who have fought for our freedoms, and will be thinking of them with gratitude on Memorial Day.

Looking forward to a great month of May with the Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce!

Jamie Klingman
Bay Drive Sound Studios
Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Board Chair 2013-2014