Sally Aldridge’s journey as the President & CEO of Metroport Chamber began
in 2000 when she was asked to interview for the position by someone who
recognized her business skills and volunteer involvement. Despite lacking
prior chamber experience, Sally’s visionary outlook and love for challenges
led her to embrace the role wholeheartedly.
Throughout her career, Sally has drawn professional inspiration from
successful women, finding motivation in the positive energy they exude.
Figures like Oprah Winfrey and Brene Brown have left a lasting impact on
her, influencing her approach to leadership.
Sally encourages young women aspiring to be leaders to engage in young
professionals’ programs, build a sphere of influence, become ambassadors
for chambers of commerce, attend leadership conferences, and explore
inspiring books on leadership.
As a seasoned leader, Sally believes that integrity is the cornerstone of
successful leadership. Effective communication, empowering delegation, and
collaboration within a sphere of influence are equally crucial qualities.
Respect for others and a commitment to mentorship are also essential
aspects of being a good leader.
To maintain a healthy work-life balance and manage stress, Sally employs
various strategies. Journaling, listening to books on Audible, taking peaceful
walks with her dog, and exploring new destinations help her recharge. She
acknowledges the significance of pausing during hectic days to find inner
peace before tackling the next task.
In her 23-year tenure with the chamber, Sally has seen tremendous growth
and expansion. The chamber initially represented three communities as the
Roanoke, Trophy Club and Westlake Chamber of Commerce. It now serves
six communities with the addition of Argyle, Justin, and Northlake. It has
evolved into the Metroport Chamber, providing state-of-the-art facilities for
members to collaborate, work, and hold meetings.
Sally Aldridge’s leadership journey reflects the power of embracing
challenges, seeking inspiration from others, and fostering growth through
collaboration. With a visionary outlook and unwavering commitment to
integrity, she continues to lead the Metroport Chamber toward greater
success, leaving a lasting impact on the business communities she serves.