84th Annual Belpre Chamber of Commerce Dinner | Information, Sports activities, Jobs

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Belpre Mayor Mike Lorentz, proper, offers Kelly Cox, left, the important thing to the town on the Belpre Chamber of Commerce Dinner.

VIENNA — The Belpre Space Chamber of Commerce held its 84th Annual Dinner on Tuesday.

The dinner, on the Grand Pointe Convention and Reception Middle in Vienna, featured “Secrets and techniques to Success within the MOV.”

Ben Bradley, ReStore Director for Habitat for Humanity of the MOV, was the Grasp of Ceremonies for the night.

As a part of the dinner, George Broughton, the proprietor of Broughton Industrial Properties LLC and GWB Oil and Gasoline LLC, Angela Beck, proprietor of Boxers Mattress and Biscuits, and Bob Rauch, proprietor of Principal Avenue and Farson Avenue Automotive Washes and Parsons Storage, have been interviewed by Chuck Helmick, BACC board of administrators member, and shared just a few secrets and techniques of their success in enterprise.

Helmick requested Beck if there have been any alternatives that she took benefit of that made a significant distinction in her enterprise. Beck responded with one phrase, promoting.

“And satirically, promoting was my minor, but a yr and a half into my enterprise, I used to be nonetheless in that little home in Little Hocking, the place all of it started,” mentioned Beck.

She mentioned she obtained a name from an promoting salesperson at an area tv station, to ask about promoting for her enterprise, and she or he advised them she was not going to promote with them. She mentioned she was already at capability, and that she most likely couldn’t afford the promoting anyway.

“The following line that he mentioned to me would change the best way I checked out my enterprise ceaselessly,” she mentioned. “He mentioned ‘Angie, is your dream solely as large as that little home in Little Hocking.’”

Beck mentioned she needed to inform this particular person how their feedback modified her enterprise. She discovered that it was Andy Parsons, and she or he couldn’t thank him, as a result of he had handed away.

“… I by no means received to inform him that saying that one line to me, the way it modified every part, we’d not be in a 50,000 sq. foot facility, we’d not have two places, we’d nonetheless be in that little home if I allowed myself to be confined by the bodily house as a substitute of what my mind actually needs for the enterprise. In order that occasion is what issues,” she mentioned.

Nancy Miller, president of the 2021 board of administrators of the BACC, obtained the 2021 President’s Award. Miller mentioned she was glad to be in particular person with everybody, as a result of final yr BACC held a digital awards ceremony, and was not capable of maintain a dinner due to COVID-19.

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