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Volunteering – The Most Enjoyable Way to Network

Imagine getting your next client or job opportunity from someone you interact with regularly on one of VIA’s Committees. Imagine building long-lasting relationships with other business people who share some of your same interests and passions. Well, it’s quite easy to turn these images or visions into reality! Yes, it will require a little bit of effort and time on your part, but the possibilities are endless.

You might be asking, “How can I make this happen? How I can I create opportunities for myself in 2011?”
Well, quite simply, check the online calendar on the VIA website for meeting dates and times, call the VIA office at 661-294-8088, or ask any one of the VIA Board members who would be more than happy to help you find a volunteer opportunity that matches your interests and skills.

On the flip side, if you’re looking to bring someone into your organization this is a great way to “try someone out” and see what they’re really like to work with or how they follow through on commitments. Remember, volunteering doesn’t come with a salary, so imagine what someone who gets things done while volunteering may actually accomplish when getting paid to do a job.

So, let’s learn from our schools that often times require students to do volunteer work to enhance their education, refine their skills, work with others, and make their community a better place.

There’s a Greek proverb that says “A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under which they will never sit.” We can all help ourselves and VIA flourish by getting involved in one of the many active committees so that we can strengthen our relationships with other business people, grow our own businesses, and ensure VIA remains a “living” organization.

Diana Meyer
Meyer Marketing Intelligence

Categories: Uncategorized
  1. Andrea McAfee
    December 3, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Excellently said, Diana. I continue to meet new colleagues and benefit in finding people, services, or other opportunities through my long-standing relationship with VIA. It is always my first “go-to” in researching resources.

  2. Larry Twomey
    December 19, 2010 at 9:28 AM

    As an Industrial Real Estate Broker for 30 years, with a major company, Lee & Associates, we spend most of our time promoting various aspects of the cities advantages or enterprise zones or activities which will promote the growth of our clients industry in your community. Unfortunately, when I went to your web site, no such information really existed in a quick access format. These include the number of industrial buildings, the square footage, the types of business which can supply parts and be of a real advantage for our client.

    This may not seem important, but for a city looking for new growth in the jobs area it should be critical. Do you know of any reports, and statistics that can benefit a company considering your community to locate their company?

    Most Respectfully,

    Larry Twomey
    Lee & Associates, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    Cell 310-489–4450

  3. January 18, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    @Andrea – thanks for your comment.
    @Larry – I tried calling you but had a difficult time getting through on the line. I have some information for you. Please email me at dmeyer@meyermktg.com . Thanks!

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