A word from our Chairman

"Chairperson's Message"

October 2017

Failing is how we become successful. I’m sure to some that statement sounds counterintuitive, however, I believe it to be true. Think for just a minute, when have you learned more lessons? When you’ve been successful, or when you’ve failed, made mistakes . . .
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September 2017

So how do we solve all the issues? First and foremost, everyone has to be willing to give a little. Everyone must be open to listening to the other side. Solving conflict is about giving and taking, and looking for the win-win, looking for the compromise, looking for the common good . . .
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August 2017

Celebrating success is necessary to the sustainability of a positive culture in your organization. Celebrating is a way to tell the story of the venture you and your staff have been on. Success is the culmination of a dream, the leap, the fight, the climb, and finally the arrival of the dream. The dream becomes real . . .
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July 2017

“Uniting Community and Building a Stronger Terrebonne.” This is the Chamber’s current mission statement, and one I can surely stand by. The Board members stand by this as well in their actions towards developing programs that bring quality of life to its finest in Terrebonne Parish. With the development of the Chamber of Health Initiative we will be looking at the development of the wellbeing of each person in our community. Our member employers can participate in this effort through the development of worksite wellness programs . . .
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June 2017

In the early 80’s there was a perfume commercial that told us we could “bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan . . . cause I am woman”. This became the theme song for most women in the workplace, we thought we could do it all. Through the years, I’ve learned a few things and one of them is I can’t do it all. Life is always about choices. The art of balancing career and family is all about choices, and that’s the hard part. How do we make these choices and how do we know we have a choice to make in the first place . . .
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May 2017

Have you been playing the communication game? Do you have the rules of the game? It’s hard to win when you don’t have the rules . . .
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April 2017

In everything we do there is a give and take and leadership is just one of those experiences where when we recognize what others need we can lead appropriately and with a sense of ease. I’m talking about leadership across the board. We are all leaders at some level of our lives . . .
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March 2017

Do you sometimes feel like you’re running a complaint department? Are you always trying to settle arguments and disagreements in the workplace? Do you wish you had one day where you could go to work and have everyone get along – just one day . . .
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February 2017

By this time, I wonder how many of us are still keeping our new year resolutions? Yes, that’s what I thought, not many right? Have you ever wondered why that happens? After Christmas, we begin to make our new year resolutions and at the time we are very determined to keep our resolutions. According to the Nielsen polls the 2015 top ten resolutions were, stay fit and healthy, lose weight, enjoy life to the fullest, spend less and save more, spend more time with family and friends, get organized, don’t make any resolutions, learn something new/new hobby, travel more, and read more. Do any of these sound familiar to you? Have you ever wondered why by February you have either given up on the resolutions or you are on your way to letting it go . . .
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January 2017

I wish you all a very happy New Year and I am very honored to be your 2017 Houma-Terrebonne Chamber Chairperson. Back in 1918 the business community of the area formed the first of our organization and the Chamber has been a powerful force in promoting the success of over 700 member businesses and our community ever since...
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