The St. Croix Chamber of Commerce held its 2018 annual meeting on Tuesday morning at the Palms. The session was well attended by its members, and community  and political leaders. . Outgoing Chairperson Kimberly McCollum offered the Chamber's report of activities during 2017 which included presenting legislature testimonies, disaster recovery seminars for small business, college scholarship awards, the annual gala awards recognizing the accomplishments of member businesses, and partnerships with non profit  organizations serving various sectors of the community. McCollum also gave the oath of office to the new and continuing executive board members who are charged with the responsibility of carrying out the Chamber's  mission during the next year

Featured speaker Atty. Ann Cecile O'Neill, District Counsel, V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, presented a comprehensive overview of the services offered by the agency to businesses and consumers, emphasizing DLCA's efforts in striving for greater efficiency in serving its clients.
Incoming President Edgar Bengoa reminded members that the Chamber is most successful when its members are fully engaged in its advocacy and economic development activities. He encouraged members to get involved with the organization's committees.
In closing, Bengoa, assisted by outgoing board member John Lewis, made a presentation of appreciation  to McCollum on behalf of the Board.