President’s message


Every two minutes an American dies from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) – not breast cancer, lung cancer or HIV/AIDS, combined. By the end of 2011, nearly 300,000 Americans will die from SCA, making it the nation’s leading cause of death. Sadly, only seven percent of victims survive.

February is Heart Month – a perfect time for us to urge federal lawmakers to step up their response to the nation’s leading cause of death. Locally, we can reflect on our own community preparedness in response to the public health crisis of SCA, and that’s as simple as identifying locations of automated external defibrillators (AED) and learning what we can do as bystanders.

The staff and directors of River Valley Chamber of Commerce care about you … this is why we have taken a proactive approach to this public crisis and acquired an AED.

What this mean for you as residents within the River Valley is that you can feel safe attending our Chamber events knowing that we have the necessary tools to assist in making a difference should a SCA event occur.

In addition, we will proudly serve our visitors from away within the Information Center by having the AED available. We are a Heart Safe Community!

One more reason to get involved with the River Valley Chamber of Commerce: we are here for you.

Our Membership Drive is underway – call today for your business-price quote. Membership benefits are abundant: a multitude of advertising opportunities and event participation allowing you to showcase your product and service.

You don’t need to have all the answers as to what is needed to push your business to the next level; you just need to know our phone number: 364-3241.

Call today to set up an appointment to discuss your advertising and marketing needs!

As always, wishing you and yours success in all that you do.

Laurieann Milligan

President, River Valley Chamber