Adelanto Chamber of Commerce Contracts with Hesperia Chamber of Commerce for CEO Support

By Staff Reports

(Adelanto)– The Adelanto Board of Directors has contracted with the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce for part time CEO and Office Manager support.

The Adelanto Chamber of Commerce has grown leaps and bounds over the last 3 years and has come to a time when they need CEO level support. The Board of Directors does not think they need a full time CEO, but a part time CEO is needed. This is where the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce comes into play. “Since Cari Thomas has been our President, a volunteer role, for almost 3 years, it seemed like a natural fit to hire her as our CEO, since she is now the CEO of the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce,” said Jennifer Hernandez, President of the Adelanto Chamber of Commerce.

Thomas, having an in-depth knowledge of how the Adelanto Chamber of Commerce functions, was a logical choice to become the CEO of the Adelanto Chamber. Thomas O’Connell, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce said, “we are excited to partner with the Adelanto Chamber of Commerce. Cari has brought an energized presence to the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce and undoubtedly will continue to do the same in Adelanto.”

The Adelanto Chamber of Commerce has contracted with the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce to receive both CEO and Office Manager support. This is a model that both Hesperia and Adelanto hope will take off in the coming years amongst other Chambers.

Through the formation of the Mojave River Valley Chambers Coalition, Adelanto and Hesperia Chambers began working together over 18 months ago. “One of the goals of the Coalition is to provide more value to its members. One way to increase value is so share resources within our organizations,” said Cari Thomas, President/CEO of the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce.

Since Adelanto had a virtual office through most of 2018, it will now be housed at the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce’s building. Both organizations are excited to partner with each other and provide the same level of excellent service to its members.

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