Somewhere I read the quote, “Noah’s Ark was built by volunteers, the Titanic was built by professionals.” Okay, that’s not fair to those shipfitters and boilermakers, but it does point out the value of volunteers and community involvement. If you want to change the direction of most local organizations, show up with two or three of your friends at the next few meetings, take an active role in the activities and in a few months, you will be amazed at the influence you can earn.
… it’s probably here somewhere
Daryl Phillips, CEcD, EDFP
I work as an economic developer consulting with communities and companies developing locations, building communities and identifying and developing workforce. However, my opinions on this blog are free and my own, as is the blog itself.
I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers.
I have earned over 20 years experience in economic and workforce development. I have earned and maintain the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council. I have earned a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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