LAUDERHILL, Florida – Karelle Chang, Entrepreneur and owner of Vintage Events, was recently installed as President of the Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce at a recent Installation Ceremony held at the Chateau Mar Golf Resort in Lauderhill. Chang, a former Board Member who has been working with the Chamber since its inception, took over the reins from outgoing President Sharon McLennon.
A past President of the Kiwanis Club of Lauderhill for 4 years, Chang has great aspirations for the Lauderhill Chamber. As incoming President, Chang plans to focus primarily on bringing more resources to Lauderhill businesses by increasing Chamber visibility. Committed to growing the Chamber, Chang plans to work cohesively with the City to identify issues currently being faced by some of the businesses, and to implement strategies that can alleviate those issues. Other plans include creating viable partnerships to uplift Chamber membership through training, and by improving Chamber networking forums and signature events with hopes of encouraging businesses to seek Lauderhill as a viable place to meet their business needs.
“I aim to improve and to continue our signature events,” says Chang. “The Sola Rum Food and Wine Festival and the Women of Distinction luncheon not only brands our Chamber, but they also make people aware of Lauderhill as a vibrant city.”
Chang plans to seek new ways to increase visibility. “We did that with our expo, so not just locally, but internationally.” Said Chang. “This year, our team is going to Rebuild, Reconnect, Rebrand and Restore. We are about not just building Lauderhill businesses, but creating that connection with Lauderhill and the rest of the local and international markets.”
At the end of the day, Chang says, “I want at the end of my year, to know that the Chamber has a voice that can impact and stand independently of the city, and people will think of the Chamber as the place that they need to connect with as a business.”