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Welcome to Chamber Insights - January 2013
Click on headline for complete Chamber Insights for January 2013.
The monthly newsletter of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, Kentucky 42718 (270) 384-6020 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.columbia-adaircounty.com
Editor & Executive Director: Sue Stivers
The Purpose of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce is to promote and enhance the Business, Cultural, Educational and Civic Well Being of Columbia and Adair County.
Thought of the Month
Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our community and our world a better place in 2013. With a positive outlook, every day will be bright.
What are we going to accomplish this year? Now is the time of the year most of us are establishing our personal and professional goals for 2013. Setting and reaching our goals is something we should focus on all year but all too often we reserve the beginning of the year as the time to establish goals and see how we did last year. Most people set a goal, fail to reach it, and try again next year. We continue that process until we reach the goal or decide it's not worth the effort and move on to something else. With proper planning and the right focus we can all set goals that we can accomplish this year.
So pick up a pen and piece of paper and write down your goals. Remember the more focused you are on your goals the more likely you are to accomplish them.
When creating your goals, make sure they meet the criteria for a SMART goal.
S = SpecificSpecific - This is the What, Why and How of the goal. What are you planning to accomplish? Why is the goal important? How are you going to do it? Make sure the goal is well defined. Instead of I want to lose weight, establish a goal to lose 1 pound per week.
Measurable - Establish criteria to measure your goal. You can't manage something that you cannot measure. When you measure your progress you are more likely to stay on track and reach your goal.
Attainable - If the goal is too far out of reach, you will soon lose interest in it and not give it the commitment necessary to complete.
Realistic - Make sure the goal is "do-able". Don't set the goal as something too easy but make sure it's something that can be done with some work on your part.
Timely - Place a timeframe on your goal and track your progress: 1 month, 3 months, etc. Setting a target date gives you something to work towards.
A critical part of success is to review your goals daily and make adjustments as required.
Everyone will benefit from goals if they are SMART.
Chamber Board of Officers & Directors for 2013
President - Roger Meadows - United Citizens BankDirectors:
Wendy Butler-Burt - Crocus Mill AssociatesChamber Membership Renewal
Your Chamber membership is an investment in your community, your business and yourself. It's through the Chamber and its program of work that we bridge the gap that enables us to reach people, places and organizations that are viable to our success as individuals and as a community.
If you have not paid your membership dues, now is the time to renew. You may do so by mailing in the form that was sent to you or stop by the Chamber office at 201 Burkesville St.
The Chamber Board of Directors would like to thank the following Chamber Members for renewing their membership for 2013: Adair County Fiscal Court, Farm Credit Services, Summit Manor Health & Rehab, Margo Miller, Lake Cumberland Area Development, Shirley Grider, Margaret Sparks, The Adanta Group, Century Medicines, Egypt Construction Co., Goodwill Industries, Quality Personnel, Dr. Janella F. Brown, Lewis Transport, Columbia Candy Co., Central Financial Services, Columbia United Methodist Church, Duo County Telecom,
Evelyn Phelps, Adair Co. Fire Extinguisher Service, Adair County School Board, Barger Insurance, Majestic Yachts, Pollard Counseling Services, Fiesta Mexico of Columbia, Marshall F. Loy, Law Office, Adair Progress, Access Locksmith, CVS Pharmacy, Elizabeth Lodge Apartments, TaP's Diner, Ron & Ginny Heath, Randy Curry Plumbing, Franklin-Ford-Mercury-Nissan, Golden Rule-Wilson Real Estate, Wall Heating & Cooling, Crocus Mill Associates,
State Farm Insurance, Janes Appliance, C & R Custom Framing, Pyles Concrete, Jack & Margie Collins, Best Financial, Columbia Massage-Joan Dulworth, Kentucky Farm Bureau, City Supply Company, Green River Lake Crappie Trips, Julia's Flower Garden, Janes Heating & Cooling, Melson Roofing Company, Rogers Chiropractic Office, Stanziano & Catron, Attorneys, Stotts Construction Company, David Waggener, Edward Jones Investments,
Best Buy Clothes & More, Best Western Columbia Inn, Durham & Zornes, Attorneys, Taylor County RECC, United Citizens Bank, Bennett's Carpets, First & Farmers National Bank, McDonald's of Columbia, City of Columbia, Holiday Inn Express, Dr. Chuck Giles, Key Mortgage Company, Barbara Overstreet, H & H Building Contractors, Charles & Nadine Giles, Green River Animal Welfare League, Adair County Public Library,
Ellen Zornes, A.C.T.I.O.N. Generation, Taylor Rural Health, Jeffries Hardware & Lighting, Gaddie Shamrock, LLC, Adair County Sportsman Club, Adair County Extension Office, Downey Eye Clinic, Magnolia House B & B, Adair County PVA, Taylor Services, Sue. C. Stivers, Country Quilters, Agape House PRC, Betty's OK Country Cooking, Day and Day Feed & Pet, Holmes Bend Marina, James Medical/RS Pharmacy, Chandler's Office Supplies, George & Vonnie Kolbenschlag, Sonic, Burton Ace Hardware, NAPA-Adair Automotive Supply, Reed Brothers Insurance, Burton Real Estate & Auction, Warner Fertilizer Company,
Chamber Monthly Chamber Meeting Schedule
Note: All monthly meetings are held the Third Tuesday of each month at the Chamber Building (lower level) 201 BurkesvilleStreet starting promptly at 11:45 am.
February 19: Speaker: Sheila Elliott Coordinator, Federal Depository Collections, and French Teacher at Lindsey Wilson CollegeThoughts From My Desk
By Sue Stivers, Executive Director
Today, if you believe some people, loyalty is dead. The relationship between an employee and his or her company is strictly a matter of "What have you done for me lately?" Nothing matters except a dollar in the pocket right now...today.
But is this really true? Have people really changed that much? Or does this view merely reflect the frustration of those managers or business owners who haven't bothered to develop the warm, direct, person-to-person relationship with their associates that leads to loyalty?
Is it true that employees aren't as indiscriminately loyal as they used to be? The answer is Yes. We also see employees who do not have a sincere interest in their work or the business. If they did, they would be eager to get to work on time or a few minutes early and would be willing to work a few minutes over time without pay if they are busy with a customer at closing time.
Today's workers take a lot more convincing that you really have their interests at heart...not just your own. But it can still be done. Owner's supervisors or managers who work at it can still develop a feeling of loyalty among their people.
The key to loyalty is deserving it...and showing that you do. What kind of leaders deserves loyalty? Among other things, they are people who:
But it can be had---and it's well worth the price
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Easy-to-Keep New Year's Resolutions For PC Users
Now that the New Year is upon us most Americans will be creating, and more than likely breaking New Year's Resolutions. One of the most popular New Year's Resolutions in America is to get in shape, which can be a difficult task, however our technology needs to stay in shape as well.
Duo County Telecom has expanded on PC World's outlines of three simple ways to get your PC back into shape and to keep it in shape.
If you have questions regarding the health of your PC, always remember you can call our DuoCare experts at (270) 378-4141 to assist you in this resolution.
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