Message from the Board Chair

I have strong family roots in the Temple Terrace area, this includes many dear adolescent and early adulthood memories in my heart, such as family ice cream outings at the Dairy Queen on 56th street and my first date at CDB’s Pizza on Fowler with my now husband of 28 years! I was thrilled when my journey brought me make to the area several years ago as I took on the role of Director of Marketing at Chick-fil-A Temple Terrace.

I respectfully thank Charlee Hall for the strides she made as the former Board Chairperson and will do my best to fill her seat.

As Board Chair of the Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce, I am honored and proud to represent this great organization. The Chamber has a long-standing tradition of supporting and promoting businesses of all sizes and I look forward to continuing this tradition while also supporting innovation and progress which is necessary for community growth.  

The Chamber is now and will continue to be the voice of local businesses and an advocate of legislature that will benefit the business community. We will continue to strive to make our community desirable location for start-up businesses and those looking to relocate. We value our relationships with city government officials and we will continue to strive together to create solutions in matters affecting businesses, as well as supporting the great standard of living our residents have come to expect.

I would be remise if I failed to personally acknowledge our excellent Chamber staff, Lee Bell and Kara Wennlund, who make us all look good!  They continue to make strides in new membership and member retention, as well as diligently securing necessary sponsorships for the variety of projects and programs which we offer to our community. If that wasn’t enough, they also pursue innovative ways to get members more involved with the Chamber as well as insuring that we are visible and well known to the boarder base of Chamber communities.

As Chairperson, I do not promise you such lofty expectations as perfection, however, I do commit to you that I along with the Chamber staff and each board member will work conscientiously together to ensure the ongoing success of the Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce. I am privileged to be serving on the board with several talented, passionate and community/service minded individuals and together we can plan to do great things! 

In closing, I’ll leave you with this quote from Carrol Quigley. “A community is made up of intimate relationships among diversified types of individuals – a kinship, a neighborhood, a village.” 


Respectfully submitted,

Carmen Fisher

Board Chair