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Become an Inclusive Leader in the New Year

Become an Inclusive Leader in the New Year January 5, 2023 Mark Pursley The events precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, now known as the “Great Resignation” have shone a new light on the role of leadership in business. It is now clear that millions of people across the nation are looking more closely at how…

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Regional Forum Emphasizes Public/Private Workforce Collaboration

Back to Blog Regional Forum Emphasizes Public/Private Workforce Collaboration January 5, 2023 Celeste Tiller Over 200 attendees, including elected officials and business leaders from across our region participated in the 2023 Catawba Regional Forum. Federal Reserve Senior Economist Dr. Laura Ullrich provided a ‘State of the State’ overview regarding workforce participation across South Carolina and moderated…

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3 Things to Know, 12/12/22

3 Things to Know, 12/12/22 December 12, 2022 Colleen Dick 1) Catawba Regional Forum: A Winning Workforce January 5, 2023 at The Gateway Conference Center 3200 Commerce Dr. #C, Richburg 4:30-6:30pm Registration is now open for The Catawba Regional Forum 2023! Over 250 attendees, including elected officials and business leaders from across our region are…

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Create a More Positive Workplace Culture in 90 Days

Create a More Positive Workplace Culture in 90 Days December 9, 2022 Mark Pursley Resolve to Take Small Steps for a Big Change in the New Year Building a positive workplace culture results in happier employees, which in turn, increases your productivity rates, decreases staff turnover, supports goal achievement, and ultimately impacts your bottom line.…

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The 5 Levels of Entrepreneurship

The 5 Levels of Entrepreneurship November 16, 2022 Colleen Dick Embarking on the road of entrepreneurship can be frightening, uncertain and turbulent — especially at the start. On your journey, it’s helpful to have a mental roadmap and to know what to expect from yourself along the way. Nobody is 100% clear and consistent from the onset…

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Business Leaders Consider Impact of Culture on Workforce Needs

Business Leaders Consider Impact of Culture on Workforce Needs November 11, 2022 Mark Pursley Following last week’s successful IDEA conference, a Regional Chamber board members, area CEOs and other special guests gathered together to learn more about how to improve employee recruitment and retention through intentional changes in organizational culture. Consider Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and…

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Veterans Day – Hiring Our Heroes

Veterans Day – Hiring Our Heroes November 11, 2022 Colleen Dick In observance of Veterans Day, take a look at www.hiringourheroes.org and consider hiring a vet for positions ranging from entry level to C-Suite. This program hosts world-class hiring events, digital programs, professional training programs, and internships to connect businesses with accomplished individuals from the…

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3 Things to Know, 11.7.22

3 Things to Know, 11.7.22 November 7, 2022 Colleen Dick For the week of Nov 7, 2022, here are 3 great things you should know! A Winning IDEA. Like most of us, you’re working hard each day to just get through the week. Maybe you’re thinking there’s no time to focus on growing inclusion and…

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Business and Education Reps Team Up for Leadership Training Course

Business and Education Reps Team Up for Leadership Training Course October 28, 2022 Colleen Dick Still energized from our two-day training focused on The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership with our amazing facilitator, Lesley Eason! More than 50 representatives from area businesses and public schools participated in the workshop and not only learned key leadership…

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We’ve Got a Winning IDEA: Building a Stronger Workplace

We’ve Got a Winning IDEA: Building a Stronger Workplace October 26, 2022 Mark Pursley We’ve got A Winning IDEA for CEOs, supervisors, and managers at all levels: A half-day conference to support your long-term growth strategy (with your employees in mind).  Take a look at this quick interview as Mark Pursley, YCRC Director of Programs & External Affairs,…

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