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Eagle gliding across the water

Leadership of Eagles

I spend a lot of time thinking about our Chamber and its connection to business leaders and the economic prosperity of our region. Yes, in the office, but also in those odd moments when your mind is less cluttered with pressing daily details.

With a warm cup of coffee, I wandered one morning to sit by the water at Dashpoint Park and considered what words like ‘connection,’ ‘impact,’ ‘network’ can mean to our business owners. Lazy fish circles silently rippled the smooth dawn water. Suddenly, Thwock!, an eagle smacked into the dock water and wrestled his wriggling meal up into the sky. There was no lake breeze that still morning, just a mighty whisper as he soared into the pine trees.

I think we are like that eagle. He knows where to fish to survive; we know Chamber networking is where business thrives. He rises through clouds and sun and does not bother with the boundaries of earth; the Chamber convenes business leaders with a vision of business growth, success and facilitates discussions for economic success.

The swiftness of that eagle’s precision dive seemed sudden, but he knew what he was doing. Our Chamber, ever mindful of its purpose, will keep pace with a business community on the move in the South Puget Sound. As the voice of business, our Chamber is a mighty network of leaders focused on the greater good of our community.

Together, we shall soar.

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