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Message From The President

Wow, where did the year go? 2015 was a very busy year for The Gateway Chapter members and its Business Partners. We reached record high numbers for both members and business partners in 2015. A couple of our long time members moved on in 2015, we already miss them, but we also gained a number of new members and we are happy to have them.

We debated the proposed name change to LawVantage. We sponsored high quality educational programs and hosted social events including our first Veterans Job fair. Yes, we were busy.  I want to thank all of our members and business partners who make this chapter run, you are fantastic.

I encourage all of our Gateway Chapter members to support our Business Partners, whose support helps make our chapter function. As one of your 2016 New Year’s Resolution, try to attend our monthly educational meetings or our other functions in 2016 and show your support.   It is your chapter. Any suggestions you have are welcome, feel free to email or call me at any time. Did you know that we have at least 9 events for our Business Partners to attend; Business Partner Appreciation Luncheon, Bunny Hop Event, Legal Forum/Expo, Holiday Party, 2 Social Events and 3 Chapter regular monthly meetings. Please join in, what you put in, you take out.

2016 will be another great year for our chapter. I’m excited that Kara Brostron will assume the Gateway ALA President role in March. The Board and Committee Chairs have a lot planned for 2016, filled with more great educational, social and networking events. Although LawVantage was withdrawn, the 2016 International Board continues to visit the rebranding initiative and I expect we will hear more news on the association name and logo in 2016.

I wish each of you a great Holiday Season and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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