I own a consulting business offering services primarily to organizations in the nonprofit arena in need of assistance with fundraising and planning. While I am invested in organizations with a charitable mission, having come from the for-profit sector, I also enjoy interacting with individuals in this sphere. So, I joined the Beachwood Chamber of Commerce, at the recommendation of a trusted friend, to enhance the balance in my professional world. My membership has enabled me to enjoy the company of representatives of both sectors, learning about applications and paradigms that I am able to bring to my clients. In addition, as a solo practitioner, the Chamber offers me the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues that keeps me connected. Since joining the Chamber, I have become a member of the Membership Committee, which has made me event more aware of the value of Chamber membership. I am extremely pleased with what I have derived from and contributed to the Chamber.Mitchell Wasserman The Wasserman Consulting Group, Inc.