By Fred Stabbert III
Town of Delaware Supervisor Ed Sykes sat back in his seat last Wednesday night, looking his...
Proud to Be Sullivan is a network of businesses, organizations and community volunteers working together to create a sense of pride of place; and promote the best that Sullivan County has to offer. The program is building a network of volunteer champions who believe that Sullivan County is a great place to live, work and visit and who will brag about it!
Proud to Be Sullivan comes at a critical time in Sullivan County where there has been tremendous progress at the grassroots level to build community pride. This new momentum shares the positive aspects of our beautiful county and spreads the idea that home is what you make it. It urges our businesses and residents to stop, enjoy and share their great experiences with their neighbors, friends and visitors.
The network is reaching out to Sullivan County businesses and organizations with its message and campaign. They launched a “Choosing your Attitude” training last spring with vocational students at Sullivan BOCES. Currently training is also being offered free by SUNY Sullivan as part of its community learning program. The SUNY component will be available on campus or at individual businesses. To sign up contact Hillary Egeland at 434-5750, ext. 4377.
Putting out a positive image and response is good for business. Staff will be more productive and engaged, customers and guests will appreciate the effort and it will show in their return on your investment.
For more information about the program or to arrange a presentation for your staff, please contact Denise Frangipane at 295-2443.
The Proud to Be Sullivan founding committee includes representation from: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts | FisherMears Associates | Happy Hudson Valley | SUNY Sullivan | Young Emerging Leaders (YEL) | Rolling V Bus Corporation | ND Pro Media, Inc. | SC Chamber of Commerce | Sullivan BOCES | SC Visitors Association | Sullivan Renaissance.
“Sullivan County didn’t just get great, it’s been great all along. As we work to build a stronger, more prosperous Sullivan County we have to recognize the value of positive forward thinking, said Diane Riegal, SUNY Sullivan Associate Professor and Creator of Think Positive Facebook page and video.
Think about it … What do you LOVE about where you live? Check out Proud to Be Sullivan on Facebook.
Originally published in Sullivan County Business Edge: Fall 2014.