What happens when you gather an expert, Dawn Mushill and a team from Troy McDonald’s? Well, you get fifteen minutes of knowledge, fun and well, tea! In March, the Chamber was forced to cancel all of their in-person events, including networking. The events were opportunities for the attendees to hear speakers – so now how was that going to happen? “We were a membership organization that could not gather together in person, so we decided to bring the experts to everyone” said Dawn Mushill, Executive Director, Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce.
The interviews range in topics from how to keep your computer safe to learning about new laws to leadership ideas. “We have such an array of experts in our Chamber and it was a shame to not have a venue where they could provide good tips, so we started “Drinking w/Dawn…and an Expert!” (DWDAAE)” said Mushill.
You can find the DWDAAE videos in a number of locations – the Chamber’s FB page, the Chamber’s website (www.troymaryvillecoc.com), the Chamber’s Vimeo page and even on podcast.com. “The information was so good that we converted all of the videos to podcasts so more people could enjoy them” said Mushill. Travis, the Chamber’s Marketing and Events Coordinator, created an opening and closing for every interview as well as graphics and uploading to the various sites. “We call Travis our guy of all trades. His talent is the reason that we could make these interviews happen” said Mushill.
To date, twenty eight interviews have been completed and published. If you are a member of the Chamber and you are interested in doing a DWDAAE, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Chamber anticipates another dozen or so interviews – maybe more. Be sure to visit the Chamber’s website a www.troymaryvillecoc.com or give them a call at 618-667-8769.