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  • Leadership shines in our community

  • Leadership shines in our community

    Leadership shines in our community

    Resilience has been a key theme in our region, especially as we have navigated recent challenges. I am continually humbled and proud of how many people step up to lead our community forward, even in the face of barriers, controversy and uncertain times. We are lucky to live in a place with such bright, talented individuals also calling the FMWF metro their home. And, coupled with our outstanding, business climate, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

    It’s fitting that this month we unveil our Chamber’s 2020 Legacy Leader recipient. Steve Scheel, of Scheels fame, is without a doubt worthy of our highest annual recognition. Scheels is known across the country for its incredible customer service, high standards and community leadership. Steve himself is a community servant, not just leading the Scheels team to excellence, but always showing up for others. When we were preparing for this announcement, we heard story after story who have been positively affected by his generosity. We are so excited to share his story at our 2020 Annual Celebration. We hope to see you there, this September, as we also unveil the successes of our past year and look ahead to what is next.

    Next month we also plan to announce the 2020 Voices of Vision presenter. It is yet another individual who has demonstrated inspiring leadership and resiliency that many of us can learn from. And the message is one that is simple, and potentially life changing. Stay tuned for the reveal next month!

    Despite the challenges the past several months have brought, we remain hopeful and dedicated to a bright road ahead. As an organization, we also strive to be a leader for our member businesses and their employees. There is much to look forward to, from evolved event and program opportunities to new mediums we’re using to share information and celebrate our community and initiatives to advance our region forward.

    - Jim Parsons, Interim CEO, The Chamber

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