JPS Proud Gold Sponsor ~ Asheville Area Chamber/EDC Annual Meeting

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Josh Linkner asks 'Why Not?'JPS Gold Sponsor 2016 Asheville Chamber/EDC Annual Dinner

JPS was a proud Gold Sponsor of Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce/Asheville-/Buncombe County Economic Development Coalition’s Annual Meeting on June 30, 2016, held at The Omni Grove Park Inn.

Congratulations to incoming and outgoing Board of Directors, incoming Chair, Tracy Buchanan, outgoing Chair, Suzanne DeFerie, and all award winners.

2016 Excellence in Public Service Award:  Karen Cragnolin, River Link

2016 Small Business Leader of the Year Award (16 or more employees):  Kevin Westmoreland & Joe Scully, Corner Kitchen, Chestnut, Corner Kitchen Catering

2016 Small Business Leader of the Year Award (15 or less employees):  Russ Towers, Second Gear

2016 Volunteer(s) of the Year Award: Jack Cecil, Janice Brumit, Taylor Foss, Jason Walls

Keynote speaker, Josh Linkner, inspired attendees with putting into practice 5 obsessions of innovators:

1.   Get curious – Ask: Why? What if? Why not? Ask ‘why’ to the 5th layer

2.   Crave what’s next – let go of what ‘was’ and ‘best practices’ and think of ‘next practices’

3.   Defy tradition – flip problem-solving upside-down

4.   Get scrappy

5.   Adapt fast

Congratulations to Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Asheville-Buncombe County Economic Development Coalition for a successful evening of building community through business.


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