Employee Campaign Managers . . . Start Your Engines!

by Kellie Cochrane

This morning, while most of Kalamazoo was hitting the snooze button to enjoy the sound of rain just a little longer, our 2012 Employee Campaign Managers were meeting for breakfast and training at the Senior Services Center.  We had a great turnout and everyone seemed enthusiastic about beginning their workplace campaigns.  This year’s training had a noticeable theme, from pit stops to turbo charged campaign strategies, there was no way to hide our excitement about our sweepstakes prize: a brand new car!

In addition to the sweepstakes excitement, ECMs were able to get inspired by the outstanding presentations by both Sandra Standish, Executive Director of Kalamazoo County Ready 4s, and Dr. Robert Littke, President and CEO of Senior Services Inc.  These two both reminded everyone in the room of the value of United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region’s impact in serving the community.   Which is why we’re so fortunate to have such great ECMs and of course, Campaign Chair Phil Harbert, President of 1st Source Bank.  We know everyone is going to do their best to drive their campaigns to victory!

All of our ECMs were able to break away from the larger group to have smaller sessions with UWBCKR staff about ways to achieve throughout campaign.  We were so impressed with everyone’s questions and obvious passion about this year’s effort.  Thank you so much to the Senior Services Center for hosting the event and for their excellent support throughout it.  And a big thank you to all our ECMs for braving the rain to come and learn how they can help their coworkers Live United in 2012!