Category: Member Highlights

More Than Words April: Hope

There are other words that I connect with personally, but I cannot think of a word we need more in our community than hope. This month, we are specifically talking about believing that something good can come out of something bad. It can be tricky to talk about this with kids using that application, because hope doesn't always mean you're starting from a bad place, and it also doesn't mean that bad things are suddenly OK when you have hope. What is does for all of us, however, is remind us that things can be different in the future than they...

March More Than Words: Individuality

This month, we are talking about Individuality: Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference. I love this one - helping young people see that they are unique and interesting, and that the world (and their family, their school, and our community) needs them to make a difference. But even as adults, there is a benefit in acknowledging our individuality. Research has shown that working groups filled with diversity perform better than homogeneous ones. We all want to think we are making a difference, and it feels meaningful a...

February More Than Words: Service

This month, we are focusing on SERVICE: Lending a hand to help someone else. We all know what that looks like in terms of giving to those outside of our organization or workplace, but what could it look like to serve others right in your own home or office? You can lead by example. Look for ways to be of service to other: • Surprise a coworker by offering to make copies for them. • Text one emp...

January More Than Words: Self-Control

This month, we are talking about SELF-CONTROL: Choosing to do what you should even when you don't want to. From a rational perspective, it's kind of obvious that we need self-control, but it's less so when we are in the heat of the moment. When your kids are fighting, when an employee calls in sick again, when your car won't start, when a cupcake stares at you from the bakery counter...all of these are difficult situations in which to show self-control, even though we know we should....

More Than Words December: Compassion

WHY COMPASSION? In this definition, compassion involves two things: noticing or seeing the need, and then caring enough to help. As you work with community members this month, try to encourage both. Kids are great at noticing and asking questions, even sometimes asking those questions when you wish they wouldn't! This month, pose questions of your own to help others think more deeply about the needs that they see -- and then help think of ways they could try to help. Sometimes help comes in the way of a donation, a gift, or other monetary help....

Peggy Cenova to speak at the next Business Education Lunch

Peggy Cenova will be speaking at the next Business Education lunch on April 26 at 11:30am. Peggy will be talking on "The Importance Of Connections to Your Success" - Making connections in your professional life can make all the difference. Peggy will talk about the 9 reasons you need to connect – and how. During this interactive presentation, you will learn about building your network, finding high quality connections, and being a part of the circle you need to join.

Chamber names Melissa Vance as new President/CEO

The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce and its board of directors has named Melissa Vance for the position of President and CEO. This announcement comes following the resignation of former President, Phil D’Amico, in January. “The board is excited to have Melissa as the new President and CEO,” said board chair Lee Elzemeyer. “She has done a great job in her current position and we look forward to organization growth with her assuming new responsibilities.” Vance, a Wayne County native and graduate of Centerville High School, ...

You Can Be Debt Free

Blogger, Author, and Going Debt Free Advocate Queen of Free, Cherie Lowe, is coming to Richmond Since 2008, Cherie Lowe has been confidently wearing a plastic crown and encouraging others to dream big dreams.  Center City Development Corporation and Urban Enterprise Association is bringing Cherie to Richmond on February 26th at 6pm to Downtown’s Innovation Center as part of the YOUCAN series!  You can live a free life, when you slay your own debt dragon! Cherie’s going to bring you t...

Upcoming Events – Valentine’s Day

The Model T Museum is having a Valentine’s Eve at the Museum contest. The winning couple will receive a private dinner for two at the Model T Museum, an exclusive tour and a keepsake photo in a Model T all on February 14. To enter: send an email to admin@MTFCA.com with the subject line: VALENTINE’S EVE (Don’t forget to include your name and phone number) DEADLINE TO ENTER IS: February 9th by Midnight! Also, there is currently less tha...

Chamber Member Highlights

Highlights of some Chamber Member news: Comic Relief is celebrating their 1 year anniversary! Congratulations to Jakob Fudge owner of Comic Relief.  The celebration will run from January 10 until January 14th including many sales on comic books, action figures and graphic novels. Details can be viewed on the Comic Relief Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1915404428773865/ Anytime Fitness is looking for 2 Companies in Wayne County that have at least 5-10 people th...

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