Elizabeth Smith, Technology Services Group

“When I joined the Chamber in 1997, I did it because I thought it was just a part of doing business. After a couple years of doing nothing and getting nothing, though, I realized that it was about engagement. I got involved in programs such as Leadership Tallahassee, a Leads Group and Business Nuts & Bolts, and the return on my investment has been substantial.

Especially as the economy turned south, my Chamber involvement has been critical to the health of my business. It put me in front of people I would never have been in a position to meet so quickly.”