Laurich Installed As New Wellington Chamber President

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce installed its new board of directors Wednesday at a special luncheon held at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.

Dr. Randall Laurich took over as president, promising to be an advocate and resource for local businesses. “I want every one of you to come to me and tell me what you need for your business to make it grow,” he said.

The chamber’s board of directors was installed by former Wellington Mayor Dr. Carmine Priore, while Laurich was installed by celebrity master of ceremonies Brandon Phillips, a polo player and Laurich client.

Laurich, a chiropractor who owns the Wellness Experience, said that Wellington’s close-knit community and chamber remind him of his hometown.

“I love this community,” he said. “It reminds me of where I grew up. I’m extremely thankful to the board and the chamber.”

For Laurich, business acumen runs in his blood. He said his family helped him become the businessman he is today, something he hopes can benefit chamber members. “In 1966, my grandmother started a business, a beauty shop,” he said. “For a woman to own a business at that time was a bit more challenging. My sister and I spent a lot of time there. We saw how it grew and how awesome it was.”

The business still stands today, Laurich said, run by his aunts.

In 1987, his father started Laurich’s Garage Doors, which has grown in success. “He started it with $2,000 that he borrowed from my grandmother,” Laurich said. “Now he’s selling it for $500,000. I’m so proud of him for what he has done. He took something from nothing and sustained our family through all the years.”

His twin sister also runs her own chiropractic office in Colorado, while his father-in-law runs two marinas on Florida’s west coast.

“When I’m talking about business, I’m talking about family,” he said. “People in this community are like family to me. It’s a business family. These are the people who showed me the way through my business, and what I need to do to help your business be a success.”

He said he was committed to being a president who listens and helps businesses grow.

“During my term, even though I have a big list of commitments I will make to this chamber, I want you to come to me and give me suggestions,” Laurich said. “I want every one of you to be as successful as my grandmother. That’s my commitment to you.”


ABOVE: Wellington Chamber of Commerce President Dr. Randall Laurich speaks at Wednesday’s installation luncheon.