The theme for my Blog this week came from Ron Nelson, the Executive Director of the Island County Economic Development Council.
When we think of marketing a business, it’s sometimes easy to focus only on how many sales we do and how much money we make.
Having a business on South Whidbey also involves having a personal stake in this community. And being involved plays a major role in the concept of “doing business” here.
Anyone who has been on Whidbey for a while realizes that there are an incredible number of non-profits doing great work here. As someone associated with an organization recently said, “The definition of a non-profit is that we always need money.”
Because of the generosity of many businesses on the island, as well as the people who live here, an amazing number of non-profits continue to be able to do good work.
This holiday season, remember to buy local, and please make contributions to local organizations that are making a positive difference.
I’m on the Board of the Whidbey Children’s Theater, and here’s my pitch for contributing to the great work this organization does for young people on the island: http://whidbeychildrenstheater.org/