Giving Back: How Community Involvement Boosts Your Bottom Line
Speakers: Pam Hammond Morris and Kelly Jean Cooney
In today's quickly changing consumer landscape, distinguishing your business from the competition is more important and more difficult than ever. With businesses transitioning from an analog to a digital presence, it is vital to maintain visibility within your local community. Fostering a close relationship with your community pays off twofold- it can be a fulfilling opportunity to do good while also increasing sales and improving public image.
Making strategic decisions about how you interact with the public can be a powerful, low-cost tool to showcase your businesses skills, products, and abilities, all while making a positive impact on the community supporting you.
Pam Hammond Morris and Kelly Jean Cooney, the mother-daughter duo behind the Paddington Station family of stores, owe much of their success to their local outreach, and are proud of their deep ties in the Southern Oregon business community. From hosting events, to fundraising, to participating in local politics, they’ve done it all, and they’re are excited to share with you how to make your business impactful to and cherished by your community.
Pam and Kelly Jean’s award-winning stores have been honored by Vera Bradley, Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine, Present Magazine, and other national publications. Pam has a long history in the retail industry, beginning her career as a Department Store Buyer before buying and expanding the Paddington Station Family of stores in 1992. Kelly Jean has been working alongside her mother since graduating with her Masters of Business Administration from Portland State University. Together they share a love of travel, music, theatre, and fashion. They are passionate about shopping small and shopping local!
WESO supports the Community Works - Dunn House Shelter and we collect monetary contributions for Dunn House Shelter at our meetings.Click here for more info. on what they need.
6:00 Dinner and Introductions
6:45 Business Spotlight - Patty Hopper, ASEA
8:00 Meeting adjourns
THIS MONTH'S DINNER MENU:
Regular entrée – BBQ beef brisket and pineapple coleslaw
Vegetarian option – Pasta primavera
The meal also includes:
- Caesar salad
- rolls and butter
- dessert of strawberry shortcake
- coffee (regular and decaf), tea (hot and iced)
Make a reservation online with payment or call in your attendance reservation to Carol Vandell at 541-292-6326. (Also, contact Carol if you have food allergies, cancellations or other questions about registration.) Please submit your reservation request (online payment or phone) by 9:00 p.m. on Monday, June 14th. Reservations made after this cut-off date cannot be guaranteed. Cancellations must also be received by that date or you will be responsible for payment of the uncancelled event.
Please note the following prices:
- Member - $22.00 for online registration and payment. Phone reservations and payment at the door - $25.00
- Non-member - $27.00 for online registration and payment. Phone reservations and payment at the door - $30.00
- Program only - $15.00 for online registration or payment at the door.