What’s your perception of the millennial generation? Do you feel they are lazy and should “pay their dues,” or are you extremely frustrated for the lack of opportunity and advancement for millennials?
The video below gives a humorous take on the growing perception of Millennials:
There’s a growing concern among Baby Boomer regarding the Millennials, and it poses a huge risk to the future of our economy. As an attempt to prevent or stall this risk, many Baby Boomers are working longer. This is arguably key evidence that there is a fear or mistrust of living in a world ran by Millennials.
It is somewhat understandable, as change is difficult for everyone! However, there’s one glaring problem!
A generational shift is inevitable! In fact, it’s already happened…
Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation's largest living generation, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Millennials, are defined as those ages 18-34 in 2015, now number 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers.
While millennials are ready for business leaders to pass the torch, many existing leaders have little to no interest in being “put out to pasture.”
So, what can we do to address the elephant in the room?
Do we continue to use to “the M word” to negatively classify the Millennial generation? Or do we seek opportunities to engage and cultivate what they bring to the table?
Contrary to popular concern, the world isn’t going to be destroyed by a generational shift, but some adaptation and communication is necessary in order to bridge the generation gap.
In fact, it’s vital!
Let’s start the discussion, and shift our focus on building and repairing our relationship with Millennials. Our workforce, government, and economy depend on it.
From leading civic organizations, to tackling community and legislative issues, Millennials, are stepping up to carry the community and economic torch - especially in the Anderson Area.
The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce will host a millennial panel discussion, featuring an inclusive panel of young professionals, at the October 6th edition of Toast ‘n Topics.
We will discuss common myths, how they are engaged in the area, and their motivations. This will bring insight on overcoming the stereotypes of millennials, and how they are setting the course of positive future and stepping to the plate for future growth - especially in the Anderson and Upstate South Carolina Area.
The breakfast forum will be held from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM at Tuckers Restaurant in Anderson, SC. For more information, contact the Anderson Area Chamber at (864)226-3454.
There's Been More Activity and Media Regarding the Anderson Mall. We Think That's No Coincidence!
The Anderson Mall recently hired Christie Eller as Marketing Director, and since then there has been an increased buzz surrounding the 670,028-square-foot retail community. The mall even hosted a recent Business After Five event for Anderson Area Chamber members and the business community.
From hosting events, to programs geared toward kids, the Mall is taking a "proactive approach." The Independent Mail recently wrote an article about this.
Official Competitors for the 2016 Upstate Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off
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You Handle Making A Great Impression. We Will Handle Getting Potential Customers There!
Take advantage of the record breaking crowds that attend the annual Upstate Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off, and Gain Momentum for you and your business.
"Chef Mama Sally" To Compete for the Kids
Calvary Home for Children is a champion in the Upstate foster care system, which cares for approximately 1,400 children at any given time. "Chef Mama Sally" makes sure these children have quality meals, and Shrimp & Grits is a recipe they enjoy often.
Fatz Cafe to Showcase Their Skills
Fatz Cafe is a well known restaurant, and popular in the Anderson area. This may be their first year competing in the Upstate Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off, but they are no rookies!
LongHorn Steakhouse Eyes the Trophy
With multiple lines forming at the Longhorn Steakhouse booth, it was a shock that they didn't win the 2015 cook-off. The team has unfinished business, and are ready to bring their A game!
Peerless Catering Is Ready for the Next Step
After coming up just short of placing, Team Peerless Catering, Inc. has a deep motivation to win this year. Though they've increased their business since the last competition, they won't settle for less than 1st place!
Reflections Cafe Looks for 3rd Win In a Row
Reflections Cafe at AnMed Health knows just how hard it is to win back-to-back cook-offs, but they did it with ease. This year they are setting their targets high, aiming to make this year their third championship in-a-row.
Twisted Flame Aims to Impress
Twisted Flame, new to the Anderson area, looks to bring its mediterranean vibes into the competition. With Shrimp & Grits on the menu, they are prepared to win the hearts and tastebuds of the Upstate.
Brookdale Tosses Hat in Ring
Brookdale, a senior living community, works to give seniors top quality in every aspect. Part of that is their dining experience! For that reason, they are showcasing their skills in the Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off.
If You Can't Exhibit, Plan to Attend Instead. Save Money And Pre-Purchase Your Tickets.
In order for competitors to prepare enough food, tickets are on sale for $5 for a limited time. Pricing will be $10 at the door for individual tickets. Group rates are $20 per five people for a limited time, and $40 at the door. Save the date, and bring your friends and family!
8 Reasons Business Exhibit at Upstate Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off
In addition to the Upstate Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off, the Gain Momentum Business Expo will also feature "Art Slam Live."
Six visual artists are chosen from a number of applicants to create and compete on stage. These artists have no idea what the theme or subject matter will be until minutes before they go âliveâ. The artists have between two to three hours to express their vision of the announced theme or subject matter, all on stage, set to the DJâs soundtrack, and before a live audience. When time is called, the winner is determined by the thundering applause and cheers of the audience!
For more information, contact Michael B. Mance, IOM at (864)226-3454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Tovey went around the world only to come back to Anderson. She lived here for years until 2002, when her husband’s work took them to France, to Lexington SC, to China, and now back here. She is originally from central California, earned her degree from Purdue University, and is now happily making a home in Williamston.
She is a member of the Greater Anderson Rotary Club and the Anderson Area Sister City Association. Julie supports United Way and volunteers with the Chamber of Commerce and at Whitehall Elementary School. She has had a long career serving children and communities in many different ways, including five years volunteering in a Chinese elementary school.
She proudly represents New Foundations Home for Children, a local organization dedicated to securing the future for children and families … whatever it takes! “At New Foundations, we offer a safe, stable, and nurturing environment, whether it be for children who stay long-term, or families looking for help at any time,” Julie said.
The Ambassadors are a select group of dedicated volunteers who serve as the public relations arm of the Anderson Area Chamber. They assist the Chamber staff in welcoming new members into the Chamber, hosting ribbon cutting and ground breaking ceremonies, and offering volunteer support to Chamber events. For more information on the Ambassador program, please contact the Anderson Area Chamber at 864-226-3454.
Now called New Foundations Home for Children, the agency was established in 1974 as the Youth Treatment Center for boys, and later became Anderson Youth Association. NFHFC is a nonprofit organization serving the Upstate, South Carolina with residential care programs for children and teens, and community based counseling and family services. New Foundations has served thousands of clients over the years, following our vision to Secure the Future for Children and Families – Whatever It Takes!
New Foundations Home For Children is a private, nonprofit agency specializing in caring for emotionally troubled children, adolescents, and families. We provide an array of programs to meet the increasing demands for quality children and family services.