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    kroetter
    Monday, January 11, 2016
    Celebrating our involvement in the America's Best Communities Contest. We are just days away from the announcement of the Semi-Finalists that will move on to the next phase of the ABC contest. On Wednesday, January 13th, we will learn if we become a Semi-Finalist and continue in the competition. The Connected Community Initiative consists of 4 separate initiatives that come together to address work force needs in our community. The Initiatives are: Sustainable Leadership - finding ways to enhance our current leadership programs and addressing the need for involvement by those of all ages; Technology and Infrastructure - a partnership of the schools and the city to address the growing technology needs and to identify infrastructure needs in our community; Downtown & Riverfront Initiative - the purpose is to create a riverfront corridor that will connect the downtown to the current riverfront development project; and the Community Platform - a community website that will be the one resource for everything Troy, Ohio. The Community Platform will include a comprehensive community calendar. Stay connected to the Connected Community Initiative by liking our Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/Troyohiousa/ Read more
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    kroetter
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    Recently members completed a Membership Survey, we found that business growth was an important need for most businesses. Here is a tip for growing your business from Beth Bridges with a Networked Member Minute...Follow up. Too many times in our busy world, we meet someone, drop off information, touch base, or give a presentation and then we forget to follow up. The follow up is key to building relationships that in turn can turn into growth for you and your organization. Read more
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    kroetter
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    In this Minute in Business learn about the benefits of giving to others. Giving to others can bring big rewards to your business. Read more
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    kroetter
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    Many articles and books have been published on networking. Networking is an element each of our organizations are involved in to benefit our members. The key is to stay cutting edge in the field? Yes, like anything we do there’s a right way and a wrong way. Here are my thoughts on the ABC’s of networking from what I’ve read or experienced over the years in the business. Read more
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    kroetter
    Monday, October 5, 2015
    On April 5, 1988, an experienced skydiving videographer was filming an instructor and first-time student as they skydived from approximately 10,000 feet. The videographer had made two successful jumps earlier that day. With technology what it was back then, the recording equipment the videographer used was a heavy VHS deck stored in a backpack that he wore. The camera was unlike the smaller GoPro style cameras used today but was nonetheless mounted to his helmet in order to capture all the action. The videographer was the first to jump from the plane followed by the instructor and student. All seemed to be in order. Shortly after filming the other skydivers for a brief period and hurtling toward the ground at 150 mph, the videographer attempted to deploy his parachute only to discover he wasn't wearing one. The videographer was a veteran skydiver who had made over 800 jumps in his career. Strapping on a parachute would only seem natural to the casual observer. By those who knew the videographer and those present that day, it is believed his preoccupation with the recording equipment, the weight of the equipment itself, and fatigue caused him to lose focus and fail to properly prepare. The videographer free fell nearly two miles and as a result of his improper preparation, he tragically lost his life. While most leaders and business people don't find themselves in this kind of life and death scenario, there are some important lessons that can be learned from this story. Read more
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    kroetter
    Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Just in time for another Chamber networking event. Get networking tips from Networking Guru, Beth Bridges - The Networking Motivator. Watch the video and then plan to join us for this months Business After Hours at the Troy Civic Theater. Read more
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