Chamber Hosting Author Doug Griffiths as Keynote for Inaugural Leadership Summit

August 4, 2023

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“The key to failure is to remain blind to what makes you great and what makes you weak.”- Doug Griffiths, author 13 Ways to Kill Your Community

Union County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state of North Carolina. But in order to be as successful as possible, we need to make sure we achieve smart growth by understanding, as author Doug Griffiths says what makes us great and what makes us weak.

While Union County consists of 14 distinctly unique municipalities, we are one community. To create viable solutions to the challenges our community faces today and prepare for the opportunities of tomorrow, we must work together with a common purpose while honoring the unique culture each area of our county offers.

But infrastructure challenges, misconceptions, and limiting attitudes could end up negatively impacting the community we love so much. Lack of accountability and unwillingness to collaborate fosters resistance to change and encourages territorial leadership and siloed decision-making.

2023 Leadership Summit

YOUR Union County Chamber exists to champion business growth and business prosperity throughout Union County. We have the vision that everyone who lives and works in Union County enjoys a thriving local economy. But there are roadblocks that keep the community from reaching its full potential. Forewarned is forearmed, and understanding these roadblocks can help us remain on the pathway to success.

We’ve invited celebrated community building expert and author Doug Griffiths to share an interactive and revelatory workshop to help local leaders, business owners, and residents gain a fresh perspective, new insights and create a successful future for Union County.

About Keynote Speaker Doug Griffiths

Doug Griffiths is the author of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, and CEO of 13 Ways, a company founded to facilitate success in building communities people want to live in and can prosper within.  He has contributed to improved living conditions of over 500 communities across North America.

The first step to producing and maintaining a thriving community is to realize that success depends on community members with a deep desire to fight for success, and a real willingness to change. Doug will bring his decades of experience to a half-day community workshop tailored to Union County’s challenges.

Using his vast experience talking with municipal and community leaders from across North America, Doug combines frightening examples and humorous stories to help find answers to questions that have plagued communities as they try to reach their full potential.

Leadership Summit Details

This powerful workshop has the potential to reshape a positive future for Union County beyond what we can imagine. Join us as we learn from Doug how to dismantle the roadblocks so our region can thrive.

Imagine a community full of passionate promoters who feel true ownership and responsibility to the community in which they live. What impact could that community have if it developed locally-driven strategies that make sense for achieving economic growth and excellent quality of life for all who live and work in the community? Wouldn’t you want to be a part of those solutions and strategies that will help Union County prosper well into future generations?

You can register for the Leadership Summit here.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Reach out to Director of Business Development Phillip Faust to learn more.

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