Sunday, March 4, 2007

Letter from the Editor

The Notable and Newsworthy: VIP Profiles, Issue 7, March 4, 2007

Dear Valued Readers,

Welcome to Issue 7 of our weekly e-newsletter. This week we bring you two exciting people from the corporate world. Meanwhile, both of us have had eventful weeks for far different reasons. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the reading!

I write to you this week from my home in Kirkwood, NY. On Friday morning, I had my four wisdom teeth extracted leaving me looking like Eddie Murphy in his film, The Nutty Professor. If you are unfamiliar with the movie, “pumpkin face” will do just fine. Pictures may be available upon request. My writings this week will be short and sweet because I am currently under the influence of many-a-medication. I am generally not a medication kind of guy, but I have been finding the Ibuprofen, steroids, and Penicillin quite useful. Unfortunately, my face does not seem to be effected yet. The procedure went very well though, so I hope to be back in action in a couple of days. Until then, your thoughts would be appreciated.

Before Friday, it was an exhilerating week because of the aforementioned first class of the Business Ownership Training Course. It should be a rewarding experience. Also, on Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending a meeting in Rochester with a select few of my fellow finance club members to meet our Student Managed Investment Fund Advisory board. (Welcome to the e-newsletter folks). The conversations were stimulating and the insights were appreciated. For those of you unfamiliar with this type of fund, it is an investment fund of real money which is managed by student groups. As a team leader, I manage a group of students which works together to make investment decisions. This is the fund’s first year at SUNY Geneseo and we have seen a great response from donors, students, and faculty. More information can be found here:

This week features two amazing store managers from two prestigious companies in our beloved Geneseo, one publicly owned and one privately owned. Both John Smith, Store Manager of Wal-Mart, and Rita Gibney, Store Manager of Wegmans, bring phenomenal people skills, sound leadership abilities, and compassion for their employees. Each company has been very successful in its own respect because of people like these two folks. Many people may be loyal to one store or the other, but it is important to keep in mind that these two remarkable managers are successful, motivated, and great at what they do. Each ensures that their employees and customers leave happy on a daily basis!

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