At the end of each year, like many organizations, the Alpena Chamber of Commerce sets a strategic plan of action for the upcoming year. For 2013, the Chamber will be focusing on six key areas. First, we will increase activity with our government relations committee. Second, we will take steps to demonstrate the value of a strong business community. Third, we will continue to focus on further enhancing our relationship with our economic development organization. Fourth, we want to take a more active role in leadership development and mentoring. Fifth, as part of a larger goal of creating a more entrepreneurially supportive community, we want to take a leadership role in the Local College Access Network project to help increase our area's educational and training attainment levels. Finally, as our sixth area of focus, we will also be playing a role in strengthening the relationship between the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center and the community.