“Leadership is being bold enough to have vision, and humble enough to recognize that achieving it will take the efforts of many people — people who are fulfilled when they share their gifts and talents, rather than just work. Leaders create that culture, serve that greater good, and let othe…

The Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Program consists of enthusiastic volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time to help build member commitment and raise community awareness of Chamber activities and benefits. In doing so, the Ambassadors grow professionally and personally b…

I recently glanced through portions of the “The Post-pandemic Economy: Future of Work Report After COVID-19” issued by the McKinsey Global Institute. According to the report introduction, “Since its founding in 1990, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) has sought to develop a deeper understa…

About a week ago, as I was leaving The Sanford Herald office, a woman approached me and wanted to pay her bill. I took her check and she asked me about the newspaper.

One of the benefits of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Lee County Economic Development Corporation merging into the Sanford Area Growth Alliance in 2015, is the teamwork and partnership afforded to the previously independent organizations.

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Lee County Commissioner Robert Reives proved earlier this week that common sense hasn’t disappeared entirely from our elected officials.

“At Home, With Love”, a virtual Valentine’s Day campaign kicked off last Friday, Jan. 29 and is running through Feb. 13. The Sanford Tourism Development Authority (Visit Sanford) and Downtown Sanford, Inc have joined forces to promote Valentine’s style events to both residents and visitors.