Young Leaders Talk Community Collaboration and Impact

BY JORDAN SUMMERS,  CHEMICAL BANK, YOUNG LEADERS UNITED Collaboration was the word of the day when Young Leaders United kicked off 2017 with a welcome luncheon at the Midland Country Club featuring a panel discussion with community and business leaders.  Within the context of United Way’s community level goals in Education,…

I CARE. WE LEAD. COMMUNITY GROWS.

BY JORDAN SUMMERS,  CHEMICAL BANK, YOUNG LEADERS UNITED “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.”- The Lorax by Dr. Seuss As a first time parent, I’ve found one of the great joys associated with the job is the opportunity to…

Young Leaders Finding Gratitude and Balance

BY BRIAN MARINIK,  PAST CHAIR OF YOUNG LEADERS UNITED Pastor Mark Dickerson runs a marvelous basketball league for kids at Calvary Baptist Church. Beyond the basics of dribbling and a sky hook, Pastor Mark takes time to talk about things that transcend basketball.  Recently, he discussed gratitude – thankfulness regardless of…

Reflections from a Caring Accountant this Tax Season

BY MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN,  CPA, PRINCIPAL, YEO & YEO United Way was one of the first organizations I was exposed to when I joined Yeo & Yeo in 1986.  It was easy to have a small amount deducted from my paycheck , but through community events and meeting others it became…