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Monday, October 19, 2020
COVID-19 continues to affect lives and livelihoods across the globe.  However, data is showing disproportionate regressive effects on working women. McKinsey Global Institute states that, women’s jobs are 1.8 times more vulnerable to this crisis than men’s jobs. Women make up 39 percent of global employment but account for 54 percent of overall job losses as a result of the pandemic.   The ...read more
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Monday, August 03, 2020
I once heard a poem written by Charles Franklin Benvegar, titled “Builders and Wreckers” and I’ve kept it in my desk drawer ever since. It goes like this….”As I watched them tear a building down, a gang of men in a busy town. With a ho-heave-ho, and a lusty yell, they swung a beam and the side wall fell. I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled, and the men you’d hire if you wanted to build?”  ...read more
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Monday, July 13, 2020
Inside the Chamber:   Lifting the Anchor   The words, equally beautiful and potent, found in the Declaration of Independence, came to represent a moral standard to which the United States should strive.  “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the ...read more
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
 Lives or Livelihoods? Both.   The dichotomy between public health and economic health, I believe, will go down in history as the most divisive debate of the century. Restarting the economy to protect livelihoods is being placed in direct competition with protecting lives from this highly contagious and at times, fatal disease.  Coronavirus-19 has wreaked havoc and caused major damage, some of ...read more
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
 Inside the Chamber:  May 14, 2020 “You were made for such a time as this.” is a statement that I play repeatedly in my mind as I push forward and lead my team, our organization and the business community in these unprecedented times.  I find the most irony in the fact that the military term, “VUCA” (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity), was first coined during the year that this ...read more
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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Inside the Chamber February 27, 2020There are many aspects of your business that you can control –things such as product innovation and quality, customer service, internal processes and procedures, your company’s brand and marketing messaging and who you hire to join your team.    There are aspects of business, however, that are outside of your control, yet directly impact your ability to grow, ...read more
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Monday, January 20, 2020
Catalyst (cat·a·lyst):An agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.    Sparking community transformation takes action and vision. Your Chamber, alongside of our collaborative partners, serves as a game changer for business and a driver for economic growth and advancement.  Over the past eighteen months, I’ve had the pleasure of regularly convening a group called, “The Catalyst.”  ...read more
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