Monday, August 15, 2011

Thank You Tameka Montgomery For Your Vision In Creating Such A Wonderful Concept and Putting together An Outstanding Event.

People walking in Hyde Park, Sydney, in April ...
The SBDC Main Street Mentors Walk was a great event. I would like to  thank Tameka Montgomery for her vision in creating such a wonderful concept and putting together an outstanding event. What could be better than a nice walk in the park, on a sunny, crisp, cool morning in August, while discussing your business dreams, goals, and challenges with others who have already been there.
We all meant at the City Park Pavilion where we were greeted with hot coffee/tea, and light breakfast. Accompanied by music, networking was in full swing and the mentees were being matched up with their mentors.
It was wonderful to see mentors up early Saturday morning, 8:00 am, taking time out of their Saturday morning to walk, talk, listen, and share their expertise and experience with their mentees. Oh by the way, I was matched up with Denver Metro Chamber Board Chair Bill Lindsay, a previous business owner of 20 plus years.  As we began our walk, Bill asked Jake Gilmore of Gilmore Construction to join us. What a treat to be sandwiched in between two great mentors. However, that was short lived when Jake was pulled from us to join up with a mentee who had arrived late.
I am grateful to have been able to glean from Bill’s wisdom and expertise, bounce ideas off him, and receive confirmation on business decisions I’ve been groping with for some time. Bill was gracious and very generous with sharing his business insight.
I have always been a big proponent of mentor protégé programs and efforts. Arguably, every successful business had a coach along the way.
Among the participating mentors, it was a pleasure to see seasoned firms from our industry (construction/transportation) just to name a few, Lisa and Ishmael Buckley of American Automation, Denise Burgess of Burgess Service, Jonnie Thomas of Triunity Engineering and Management, Inc., etc.
Again thank you Tameka, what can I say, Job well done!  I am looking forward to the next Main Street Mentor’s Walk!

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