Downtown PKB Board member shares thoughts on partnerships, synergy

Lisa McCray, owner of NOE Office Equipment in downtown Parkersburg, has served on Downtown PKB’s board of directors since 2015. Lisa also chairs Downtown PKB’s promotions committee and helps our organization by volunteering her time, resources and ideas with us on bettering our community. Lisa recently agreed to share her experience after an event her business hosted. This message is a great way for Downtown PKB to kick off the New Year and share with the community the quality people that are working behind the scenes to promote downtown. Below is a great message from Lisa that I wanted to share with our community.

Recently NOE Office Equipment hosted a John Maxwell Mastermind Group lead by David Williams of Managers Resource Group.  I had the pleasure of being a part of this 6 week course in which we read and discussed John Maxwell’s book Intentional Living.   Although the entire book was very thought provoking, there was a particular paragraph that inspired me to share this with you.

When I read the first full paragraph on page 191 of Mr. Maxwell’s book, I thought of the efforts of Downtown PKB.  The paragraph reads:

“A community helps us go farther, and when it’s a community of talented, like-valued, complementary people, we can actually go faster, too.  Great partnerships make you better that you are, multiply your value, enable you to do what you do best, allow you to help others do their best , give you more time, provide you with companionship, help you fulfill the desires of your heart, and compound your vision and effort.”

A synergy develops when there is a common goal.  Revitalizing downtown Parkersburg is a fantastic goal!  Downtown PKB has organized itself to support and help grow downtown businesses, attract visitors to the area, and provide a springboard for ideas to take off.  The benefit of coming together as a community and supporting each other is what makes the difference!  Keep up the great work.

Lisa McCray is a Downtown PKB board member and promotions committee chair and the owner of NOE Office Equipment. Wendy Shriver is the executive director of Downtown PKB.

*Article originally published in the Parkersburg News & Sentinel