The Hotel Bethlehem was still bedecked for Christmas and the mood was merry. The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted “Tony Iannelli goes one-on-one with United States Senator Bob Casey.” And Senator Casey’s mind was on the same things the rest of us are thinking about: Jobs.
That’s not Steve, but employment! Of course, Steve was a master of that, too…but we digress. ..
The Chamber’s President and CEO Tony Iannelli interviewed Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey for half an hour before a packed studio audience of lunchtime attendees on January 5. Senator Casey emphasized what we all know can’t be emphasized enough – we’ve got to work on jobs and we’ve got to work together.
The Eastern PA Chapter of ASTD is working hard with our chapter members to train the workforce we’ve got in place and grow the talent that’s coming through the door. It’s a mighty task, as companies are still keeping a thin payroll in these times of uncertainty, and those employees who remain are working harder than ever. This year, through our programs and events, the Eastern PA chapter will be exploring these questions:
- What can we do to maximize the talent and knowledge we have under our roofs?
- How can we capture internal knowledge and skills and make sure everyone inside who needs to know can access that information?
- Do we know that the investment we make in improving human performance is paying us back – in market share? In revenue? In good will?
Like Senator Casey said, we’ve got to work on jobs and we’ve got to work together. Join us at the Eastern PA Chapter of ASTD where we’re constantly working on maximizing the talent you’ve got under your roof so you can build your business, take that revenue, and create more jobs.
Success breeds success. Let the Lehigh Valley be a breeding ground.
The Chamber of Commerce interview “Tony Iannelli goes one-on-one with United States Senator Bob Casey” airs on Channel 69 on January 23 at 8 p.m. Check your television listings for re-broadcasting.