On October 24, 2013, we held the first annual award ceremony and panel learning session! Outstanding members in the community that are making a difference in the cultures of their organization were presented with an award and spoke with us at the event.
Clarity: Lacey MacLeod, Four Seasons Association
Congratulations to Lacey MacLeod of Four Seasons Association for winning the 2013 Shoop Shift award for CLARITY. Through our work in The Professional Women of McLean County and special projects, I have watched Lacey shine in the area of Clarity. She puts clarity first in her leadership and understands how it is much easier to lead with a clear picture.
Connection: Amy O’Neal, Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center
Congratulations to Amy O’Neal for winning the 2013 Shoop Shift award for CONNECTION. Amy is making a difference in the culture of her organization, and in the community by focusing on connections. Through our various networking groups, including McLean County Chamber of Commerce events, I have seen Amy shine when it comes to not only understanding the value of connections, but living it. Congratulations Amy and Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center Bloomington Normal !
Communication: Julie Workman, Mid-Illini Credit Union
Congratulations to Julie Workman for winning the 2013 Shoop Shift Award for COMMUNICATION. Through our work at Mid-Illini Credit Union, and Chamber events, I have watched Julie shine in the area of Communication. She understands how what you say and how you say it can have an affect on those around you. Congratulations Julie and Mid-Illini Credit Union!
Coaching: Angela Rachel, Gailey Eye Clinic
Congratulations to Angela Rachel for earning the 2013 Shoop Shift award for COACHING. Through our work in the Bloomington-Normal Human Resource Council, and other projects, I have seen her working to lift people up to learn more and be more. Angela understands that a rising tide lifts all boats, and that leads to a successful organization and culture. Congratulations Angela Rachel and Gailey Eye Clinic!
Conflict: Sam Lewis, PrideStaff
Congratulations to Sam Lewis of PrideStaff for earning the 2013 Shoop Shift award for CONFLICT. Through our work in Small Biz Owners Roundtable, special projects and McLean County Chamber of Commerce events, I have watched Sam express a true understanding of the importance of Conflict in the workplace. It has been an honor and a pleasure learning from you and working with you over the last few years. Your experiences and willingness to help make our community a better place to work and live. Thank you Sam, for all you do!
Culture: Erik Barnlund, Mavidea Technology Group
Congratulations to Erik Barnlund of Mavidea Technology Group, LLC for winning the 2013 Shoop Shift award for CULTURE. Through our work in CBO12, Small Biz Owners Roundtable, special projects and McLean County Chamber of Commerce events, I have watched Erik shine in the area of Culture. He understands that you have a culture in your organization, whether you like it or not. It takes being intentional every day to create the culture you desire.