Top 10 Reasons to Join the Orange County (or any) Chamber of Commerce
Written by Lisa Montanaro | March 2, 2011

I was chosen to be the Chair of the 2011 Membership Drive for the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. I am gathering a fantastic group of volunteers made up of existing Chamber members to help spread the word about how great Chamber membership is and why Hudson Valley professionals should join the Chamber family.

I came up with the idea of doing a Top Ten video to showcase why existing members have chosen to become and stay Chamber members. Why not hear about the benefits of Chamber membership from the actual members? I am the host of the video and do it in Letterman style, as a count down. Check it out!

Thanks to Dan Wilson and Nan Gill of Willy Gilly Productions for generously donating their time and expertise to film and edit the video. We couldn’t have done it without them!

Meet the Author

Helping others be the best versions of themselves gets me jazzed!

I’ve worn many hats in my lifetime—often at the same time—while enjoying fulfilling careers. I’ve been a performer, teacher, sign language instructor, lawyer, career counselor, law professor, coach, consultant, mediator, entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, writer, and author. 

I’m an eternal optimist and life-long learner, constantly researching ways to improve personal and professional effectiveness. And it brings me great joy to then pass on the results of that persistent curiosity to my clients and audiences. 

Of all the career hats I’ve been privileged to wear, my favorite is owner of this business since 2002. Why? Because it provides me the opportunity to work with wonderful organizational and individual clients. On any given day, I get to connect deeply with audiences, work with dedicated teams, improve workplaces, watch clients have a-ha moments, and know I’ve made a difference in their lives and careers. And that is very satisfying.