Henderson Ford President Randy Henderson believes chamber membership should begin at the start of an initial job search and advises millennials to consider joining their business community’s chamber.
“As soon as adults become young professionals, that is the time to start networking,” Henderson said. “There is not a better place to tap into the experience of potential mentors and business opportunities. Plus, there is comradery to be enjoyed and community service opportunities for active involvement.”
Henderson was appointed secretary of the Webster Chamber of Commerce after being with the chamber for 10 years serving on the Education and Budget committees and being named the 2012 Business Person of the Year.
“The chamber is a place where people from different backgrounds and businesses meet and develop working relationships,” said Henderson. “The building of these face-to-face connections through the chamber is a big plus; success always points back to people.”
Before moving to Rochester, Henderson spent four years as a chamber member in Marion, Ohio, serving as vice chair.
“2017 will be my 20th year in business in Webster,” said Henderson. “I feel blessed to have three-generations of Henderson family members working at our business today. Even though next year will be our 20th year of doing business in Webster, I feel young in the company of chamber member businesses celebrating over 50 years of service.”