Temecula chamber CEO talks about struggles, successes during coronavirus crisis

Jeff Pack Staff Writer According to Emily Falappino, president and CEO of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, her first few months in the position has been anything but boring. “Speaking for myself, I can’t think of a better time to have accepted the job because as a person, I am not someone who does well in monotony,” she said. “I’m not a good maintainer. This allows me to serve my community when they need it the most. And so I accepted the role cause I wanted to be impactful and I wanted to help people and I wanted to make a difference.”That being said, when the orders came down from the county and state governor’s office for nonessential businesses to start closing their doors and stay-at-home orders were put in place, Falappino said it was rough going.
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