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Building a Climate of Trust

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By Marlyn Kissner, Executive V.P. of the GLVCC and Executive Director of the CCEDC

 

It's enjoyable and relaxing for many of us to meet up and hang out with friends after work or on the weekends. We find comfort in sharing stories, laughing and joking or discussing serious and sensitive matters among friends and family. There is a climate of trust that we have built over time that continues to grow throughout the years.
 
Just the same, it is important to build a climate of trust in your professional environment. I've seen and experience this first hand throughout my professional career path. People like to do businesses with people they know and trust; building relationships is the key to connecting with new clients. Be a good listener and ask a lot of questions as you get to know new acquaintances and be sure to follow up; do what you say your are gong to do! Most people love to share information about themselves and this will allow you to get to know them on a personal level. As you network with others, keep this in mind and use best practices to build trusting business relationships. Having this foundation of trust is where the referral plan comes in to play. As you get to know someone and trust their business practices, you will most likely refer future clients their way.
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4:05 PM

October Is Energy Awareness Month- Six Great Ways to Manage Your Energy Use & Save Money

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By Guest Blogger, Carol Obando-Derstine, PPL

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If we could harness the energy of little kids excited to trick-or-treat – or the energy of kids after a few pieces of Halloween candy – we could probably light the entire state of Pennsylvania. 

Unfortunately, that seemingly boundless source of free seasonal energy hasn’t been tapped. 

The good news is this: While there are no magic solutions for free energy, there are steps you can take to manage your energy use and reduce your electric bill as temperatures get colder and sunlight gets scarcer. 

October is Energy Awareness Month. In some places, it’s also called Energy Action Month. That might be the better name: Awareness is a good first step, but action is needed to save. 

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