Out of all the experiences I’ve had in my life—there’s nothing like connecting with other people. Making connections is something I have valued my whole life; whether it’s through work or in my personal life, I’ve found people to create beautiful things with—events, networks and art.
Being a member of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce, and a Chamber Champion, means a lot to me for this very reason. Through the Chamber I have reaped the rewards of connecting deeply. I’ve met artists that are now connected to my gallery—the Station Gallery—through chamber events and had the pleasure of nominating colleagues, like my good friend Terry Johnston, for the esteemed Peter Perry Awards.
In 2018, I attended the Connect Women event where more than 200 women came together for a day of celebration. I ran into an old friend there, Jennifer Gaskell, and because of that positive energy we had the motivation to create and give back to the community via the launch of the Durham Women’s Network.
It’s no secret that all of the connections are powerful. In fact, networking and supporting your peers and local business owners is one of the most important things you can do today. It is for that reason that the Chamber Champions initiative is near and dear to my heart.
– Kerri King is the CEO of Station Gallery and member of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce