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NETWORKING FOR SUCCESS
There is power in numbers… an old cliché, for sure, but so true! And very apparent when a community comes together to work towards a common goal. Alone we can only accomplish so much, but combining forces to benefit from the many talents, ideas and energy brought to the table by different people with different perspectives… that is when the magic happens.
Here in the Chamber office, I have noticed a common topic of conversation with our members and concerned citizens; there appears to be an on-going lack of volunteers, limited financial resources and overlapping community events operating independently instead of coordinating their efforts for the greatest impact. Out of those conversations, an idea was born to help facilitate communication, collaboration and idea-sharing among our local non-profit, volunteer-driven organizations. With the many spring, summer and fall activities that are beginning to fill our community calendar for 2018, the Chamber Marketing Committee decided that now was the time to host a Non-Profit Networking Night on Monday, February 26, 5:30pm at Pintown Pizza.
We hope that if you are involved with a non-profit or community organization, church or school event committee that you will plan to attend this informal, round-table discussion. Bring your calendars to make sure that your events are included on the Chesaning Community Calendar, discuss strategies to share your organization’s mission, build membership, and enhance community engagement.
Chesaning is blessed with a small but mighty force of dedicated individuals who provide generous support to those in need, entertainment for citizens and visitors and many other civic projects that benefit the masses. Imagine harnessing the power of these groups so that together, they can go farther than they had ever hoped!
Mark your calendar for the upcoming events that directly support community programs or offer free/low-cost entertainment to our residents: River Rapids Library offers a Family Fun Day Carnival on February 17th at 11am, Trinity Methodist hosts a free community supper on March 10 from 5-7pm, Friends of the Library invites you to see Magician Baffling Bill at Chesaning Middle School on Saturday, March 10 at 7pm and Chesaning Kiwanis Club sponsors the 4th Annual Kids Spring Sucker Tournament on Saturday, April 21 in Showboat Park from 11am-2pm!
These are just a few of the kick-off events to what promises to be another great year in Chesaning. Get involved, start the conversation, work together and enjoy the success!
Written for the editorial section of the Tri-County Citizen
by Chamber Director, Kate Weber