By: Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Thirty-five EPIC Toledo members had the opportunity to have breakfast with Col. Craig Baker, Commander 180th Fighter Wing and listen to his “Four Principles of Effective Leadership.” EPIC Members had an enjoyable and educational morning complete with a Q & A session, gear demonstrations and a tour of the base. Col. Baker even shared information about the F-35A mission with members that were curious about how the mission could positively impact our community.
Member Seeks Opportunity for Non-Profit Board Service
Contributors: Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Sarah Tadesse, Mercy Health, Radiation Oncology Practice Manager
When Sarah Tadesse moved to Toledo last summer for the administrative fellowship at Mercy Health, she may not have expected to be looking for leadership on a non-profit board in a few short months. A recent participant in the EPIC Toledo Board Member Accelerator Series taught by Aly Sterling Philanthropy, Sarah has found herself seeking out opportunities to impact the Toledo community for good through board service.
By: Colleen Kardasz, Director, Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network
When I was leaving Germany just about one month ago I overheard a number of conversations with fellow travelers who had also been attending the Hannover Messe Trade Fair. I had spent some time talking with the six companies who had attended with the Ohio Export Assistance Network and the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, and wondered if there might be a trend among the American companies who attended this show for the first time. I openly admit to having eavesdropped on a number of conversations in each airport. While in no way a scientific study, I did notice a common theme. I kept hearing American companies say “It was a great show. We had a wonderful week, met a lot of people, but we’re not sure if we’ll go back.” I was troubled by this response. Why would a company who could sit and rave about a trade show and all it had to offer still be ambivalent about returning? The answer, I think, has more to do with culture than the show itself.
The annual EPIC Toledo Leadership Golf Outing was an enormous success! Nearly 80 Toledo business and community leaders and EPIC Toledo members split into foursomes for a morning of golf at the Toledo Country Club.
Thank you to event chair, and former EPIC Toledo Advisory Council Chair, Melissa Freeman and our sponsor STS Management for your contributions to another incredible outing on the golf course. The weather was beautiful and EPIC members enjoyed the opportunity to establish meaningful connections throughout the community.
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