Welcome to the Brag Basket, our tradition of sharing. The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one November 15-17, 2013. What good news will you add to the brag basket?
Don’t hold back because of that word, “brag.” When you hold back, you hide your good news and accomplishments that might inspire others. Even though I call this the Brag Basket, it’s not really about bragging. It’s about sharing.
What can you do in the Brag Basket?
- introduce yourself
- share some great news from this week
- congratulate a friend
- laugh about something wonderful that you tried that failed
- applaud for each other
Speak up and add yourself or another deserving soul in the comments. It lets you meet each other a bit. Reading each others’ stories brings us a bit closer to being a community.
How does it work? You write a comment on this post. We all cheer, and everyone feels great.
This is not an ad. (I delete the ads.) If you talk more about the people involved than the things, you’ll be fine.
It’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other.
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Clark Hoskin says
I am Clark Hoskin, Manager of Tourism & Economic Development in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada, and I’d like to share some fantastic news about four local businesses:
Burning Kiln Winery won 9 awards at the Intervin International Wine Awards. Congrats to winemaker Andrzej Lipinski and winery manager Doug Beatty. http://norfolkfarms.com/burning-kiln-wins-awards/
VG Meats won several awards at the Ontario’s Finest Meat Competition. Congrats to Cory VanGronigen and family. http://norfolkfarms.com/winning-meats-norfolk/
Fett Farms (a Norfolk County potato grower) was featured in free editorial in Food & Drink Magazine, which is published by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, government run alcohol distribution and retail system for our Province. Congrats to Steve Fett and family. http://norfolkfarms.com/fetts-lcbo-magazine/
The Alternative Land Use Services program, which was pioneered in Norfolk County, received a nice write-up on the TurnipSeed Travel Blog. Thanks to Bryan Gilvesy and others. http://www.norfolktourism.ca/norfolk-ontario-tourism-blog/
And … Bonnieheather Lavender & Winery in Norfolk County is opening its doors and launching four wines tomorrow! Congrats to Anita and Steve Buehner! http://www.norfolktourism.ca/bonnieheath-winery-launch/
So, lots to brag about for a county with only 64,000 people! Thanks for the opportunity to brag.
Becky McCray says
Clark, a big round of applause to all these Norfolk County stars! I keep telling you Norfolk County is something special.
Sandy Osterday says
I am Sandy Osterday and I am basically involved in three businesses – Our family farm where we raise crops and Shorthorn cattle, my “in town” job where I manage a feed store in our rural town of 500 people and my extra income job as an Independent Scentsy Consultant.
In the past few months I have become more active in the social media world setting up Facebook pages for both our cattle biz and my Scentsy biz – it’s been fun and am gaining followers. I also have Twitter accounts.
This week I was able to provide some great support and tips to the Scentsy Consultants on my team as they prepared for vendor events. With my team of 4 other consultants and myself having a great month of sales it looks like I may reach the next rank level – which means higher commision rate – Yeh !
There are several independent consultant opportunities out there that can bring in some nice extra income for those who live in rural areas as well as bring unique items to those in the community.
Thanks for the chance to brag !
Facebook pages: Stangl Shorthorns, Sandy Osterday~Independent Scentsy Consultant
Becky McCray says
Welcome, Sandy! That multiple business idea is very small town.