Message from the President
Every month our President writes an article for the benefit of the Chamber.
Earlier this year I had an opportunity to attend a training to become a certified facilitator in training The Workplace Excellence Series. The series is developed to help people understand the essential workplace skills for today’s demands from employers. The fast-paced training took place over two days in Meridian, Idaho. I learned so much in those two days on how to be a better trainer, co-worker, teacher, and even parent.
August has to be one of my favorite times of the year. The golden fields of grain are being harvested. We have the hot summer days with the cools summer nights, and most of all, it’s fair time. I can remember going to the rodeo every night to watch the events. Every time I hear “Ocean Front Property” by George Strait, it takes me back to the days of sitting with family watching the rodeos.
Where did the month of June go? What a crazy month it was and how fast the summer seems to be going by. By now you know, our President and CEO Kae Cameron has left our Chamber for other opportunities. Kae has served our Chamber for many years and has proved her dedication and loyalty to our cause. Although she has not gone far, she will be missed in the Chamber office.
Recently I had the opportunity to read a great book full of career advice that not only benefits individuals as job seekers, but it also benefits those who are working and seeking opportunities to improve in their current employment. The book is Don’t Crap Where you Eat! 15 Tips for Building a Great Career written by Bill Ward. I have to admit, I did take a special interest in this book because it was written by my cousin.
Mr. Ward writes the book in the content of a story showing how Henry begins his career with a new firm right out of college. I am not going to tell the whole story because I don’t want to be the spoiler for those who may want to read it. I will share one section that has an impact on me and hopefully will have the same impact on each of you.