Wednesday, April 8, 2009

"Motorvationally Speaking" - Business North Star

It has been used by lost campers to find their way back home.

Since the days of Columbus, mariners have relied on its presence to discover new continents.

For centuries, people have been fascinated with this star.

They wonder why it doesn't seem to move in the sky

The North Star has historically been used as a navigational tool, both to find the direction of north and to determine latitude. Over time many cultures have built folklore around the North Star and some have created stories explaining why it seemingly never moves.

People who own small businesses also rely on North Stars.

You will often find them in the form of business organizations such as Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade, where like-minded people come together under a common umbrella, fostering an environment that encourages growth and profitability for its members. These groups and the mentors you discover within them, frequently serve as a valued compass, should you attempt to navigate the sometimes choppy waters of commerce.

The City of Fredericton is no different from your town.

One of the organizations that business owners turn to for guidance in the New Brunswick capital is Business Fredericton North. Today on TSB, we get up close and personal with BFN's own North Star, Executive Director, Trina MacDonald.

If you want to get to know Trina and her BFN cohorts, drop by for the BFN After Hours event at Jim Gilbert's HugQuarters on Tuesday April 14 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm.

You could schmooze with Trina and other happy campers at Jim Gilbert's State of the Art Service Center while you can relax in their cozy waiting area, complete with free refreshments and big screen TVs with theatre-style seating. To register, contact BFN at (506) 459-8689.

"Motorvationally Speaking", on CHCD TV, is a weekly internet-based show focused on people who embrace the power of positive thinking. The guests may not always be famous, but they are always enlightening, and each one of them has an interesting story to tell. You won’t see any advertising on the program. For Jim Gilbert, this isn’t about selling cars, it’s about motivating people with a positive message in a time where it’s all too easy to only see the negative.

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes" WILLIAM JAMES (1842-1910)

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