Chamber breakfast addresses keys to
big success in small towns
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[SEPT. 24, 2004]
The public is
invited to attend a Community Leaders' Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 5,
to learn more about Logan County's potential to prosper. The event,
organized by the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce, begins at
7:30 a.m. at the Maple Club.
Jack Schultz, author of "Boomtown USA:
The 7½ Keys to Big Success in Small Towns," will share his extensive
research on small-town health and prosperity as he addresses these issues:
What separates thriving towns from struggling ones? Do the people within a
prosperous town approach their lives differently than those in a struggling
town? Can communities that are struggling rebound? If so, how?
Mark Hughes, president of the chamber
board of directors, heard Schultz speak during a similar event and was
impressed by his insights. "Jack's message is educational, inspirational and
motivational -- a combination community leaders will not want to miss," says
Hughes, owner of Inland Tool in Mount Pulaski, a prime sponsor of the
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Schultz, who holds a master's degree in
business from Harvard, is the CEO of Agracel Inc., an industrial development
firm in Effingham. He maintains that one of the hurdles small-town America
must get over to succeed is its propensity to sit with the status quo. "If
you let the citizens against virtually everything take control of the
community's agenda, your community will be taking a step back, not forward,"
Schultz was quoted recently as saying.
are required to attend the event and can be made by calling 735-2385. A
donation for the buffet breakfast is encouraged and will be collected at the
Chamber of Commerce
County Chamber of Commerce
S. Kickapoo St.
local chamber of commerce is a catalyst for community progress, bringing
business and professional people together to work for the common
good of Lincoln and Logan County.