The Chamber View: Chamber event designed to improve people’s lives

The Maui Chamber of Commerce is known for combining business, networking and fun, and every event we do has multiple benefits as we seek to leverage people’s time and improve their lives.

A case in point is this Friday’s workshop titled “In It To Win It! Getting Back Into The Game” taught by Sharon Frame, a former CNN news anchor, writer, award-winning TV journalist and empowerment speaker. It is the first time we are combining a workshop with our Installation Luncheon.

Why add another activity given our busy schedule? We have three important reasons.

First, many businesses have not fully recovered from the recession and are doing more with less. As the economy picks up, they are running fast to keep up, but it can be exhausting, like running on a spinning mouse wheel that never ends. It can mean spending less time learning, planning and focusing on the best path toward growth and prosperity for these businesses and their employees. Others may be feeling the same.

Enter Frame, who is widely known for helping people break through blockages and reframe and retrain their minds for career success and a joyful, satisfying life. If you are facing issues that are holding you back on a business or personal level, then this seminar is for you.

Here are some of the things people have said about Frame:

* “Over 75 percent of the evaluations from our Empowerment Luncheon mentioned Sharon Frame as the speaker that affected them in an impactful, life-changing and positive manner. Her charismatic manner and quick wit captured our audience. She has the natural ability to share wisdom and insight, while inspiring and empowering your spirit.”

Lynda Shorter, CEO, Voices Of Influence Speakers Bureau

* “Sharon has this way of reaching into your soul, grabbing the tiniest light of potential, and making it shine before your eyes, giving you a brand-new perspective that your dreams are actually achievable. She has helped me to change my limited thinking.”

Priscilla Kamale, Money Systems, London

* “Sharon is an extremely engaging speaker who enlightened our students to the possibilities of what they can do. Her dynamic and compelling delivery makes people think and challenges them to climb higher in life. She is among the best motivational speakers out there.”

Dr. Jerome Greene, Southern University chancellor

Second, Frame was coming to Maui and would be here on the date of our Installation Luncheon. This gave us the opportunity to create a spectacular day of learning, networking and fun, especially since Frame is known for her humor-infused workshops. And, by combining this workshop with the Installation Luncheon, we leveraged time for those who want to attend both, as well as increase their learning with Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s keynote address at the Installation Luncheon.

Third, because Frame wanted to give back to the people of Maui, we are able to offer the workshop at a phenomenal rate to our members and the community, as well as give each attendee a copy of Frame’s two books,”Wired To Win!” and “LeadHERship,” for free.

We hope all will take advantage of this amazing opportunity on Friday. The workshop cost per person is:

* $59 for chamber members and employees, or $49 for those also attending the Installation Luncheon.

* $89 for nonmembers.

* $79 for students ages 18 and over with a valid student ID.

Remember, these prices include two free books valued at $30.

Call the Maui Chamber of Commerce at 244-0081 to RSVP today.

* Pamela Tumpap is president of the Maui Chamber of Commerce.