On Wednesday, the QC Chamber of Commerce brought in Bonin Bough, host of CNBC’s Cleveland Hustles and entrepreneur/marketing guru. His message; to power up your people. The digital age is changing everything around us and if we don’t change with it, we’re going to be left behind. He touted that in order to create change in your organization or business you have to help make your employees realize that they’re capable of making it happen. Make them “rock stars”. We may believe that our employees are rock stars but if you’re not telling them or showing them, are they believing you? You have to allow them to think differently and come up with those ideas that may alter the way you do business and in turn, not be afraid of the new ideas.

Some great advice to take back to all business models, large and small! We very much enjoyed working with the Chamber on being the Decor Sponsor for the event. We tried to think differently when designing the back wall. The results, a back wall display that got across the message to power up your people here in the Quad Cities.