Investing in our chamber members

Several Mooresville Chamber of Commerce members took advantage of a new training opportunity to strengthen their own skills and their business plans.

Dr. Al Long presented Strategic Planning 101 last week as part of a leadership workshop series co-sponsored by the chamber and Morgan County Habitat for Humanity.

Investing in our members and their businesses is an important part of our chamber priorities and an important part of our community’s future. We’re thankful for Dr. Long’s willingness to share his expertise. The series will also include a Leadership 101 and Motivation 101.

At the first workshop, participants from a variety of local for-profit and non-profit businesses discussed the different types of thinking utilizing the work of Edward DeBono. DeBono’s “thinking hats” provide a framework for group discussion that places value on individual thinking. Participants discussed the importance of diverse thinkers in a group and how that helps bring the strongest ideas to the forefront.

The group also discussed the basics of strategic planning, including creating a vision, mission, goals and objectives to put ideas into action. The importance of analyzing strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities for your business or non-profit was also a key part of the conversation. As a chamber of commerce, we hope to invest in our members through these workshops, our networking opportunities, and other possible means. Any chamber member with ideas is encouraged to contact a member of the chamber board or the chamber office with your input.

We would like to see your business represented at our next session, Leadership 101, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 1 at the Habitat for Humanity office, 525 S. Indiana St. Contact chamber executive director Mindy Taylor at 317-831-0950 to reserve a spot.

Susan Haynes

Mooresville Chamber of Commerce President

Communications and Community Relations Directors of Mooresville Schools

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